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The Resource Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory, Clare Hemmings

Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory, Clare Hemmings

Label
Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory
Title
Why stories matter
Title remainder
the political grammar of feminist theory
Statement of responsibility
Clare Hemmings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why Stories Matter is a powerful critique of the stories that feminists tell about the past four decades of Western feminist theory. Clare Hemmings examines the narratives that make up feminist accounts of recent feminist history, highlights the ethical and political dilemmas raised by these narratives, and offers innovative strategies for transforming them. Drawing on her in-depth analysis of feminist journals, such as Signs, Feminist Review, and Feminist Theory, Hemmings argues that feminists portray the development of Western feminism through narratives of progress, loss, and return. Whether celebrating the move beyond unity or identity, lamenting the demise of a feminist political agenda, or proposing a return to a feminist vision from the past, by advancing these narratives feminists construct a mobile "political grammar" too easily adapted for postfeminist agendas. Hemmings insists that it is not enough for feminist theorists to lament what is most often perceived as the co-optation of feminism in global arenas. They must pay attention to the amenability of their own stories, narrative constructs, and grammatical forms to broader discursive uses of gender and feminism if history is not simply to repeat itself. Since citation practices and the mobilization of affect are central to how the narratives of progress, loss, and return persuade readers to suspend disbelief, they are also potential keys to telling the story of feminism's past, present, and future differently."--Pub. website
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Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hemmings, Clare
Dewey number
305.4201
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.H466 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Next wave
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  • Feminist theory
  • Women's studies
  • Culture
Label
Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory, Clare Hemmings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Progress -- Loss -- Return -- Amenability -- Citation tactics -- Affective subjects
Control code
648480864
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780822349167
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)648480864
Label
Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory, Clare Hemmings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Progress -- Loss -- Return -- Amenability -- Citation tactics -- Affective subjects
Control code
648480864
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780822349167
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)648480864

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