Technologies of Gender - Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction

Author(s): Teresa de Lauretis

Film | Literature

"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory. . . . In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition--and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." --B. Ruby Rich " . . . sets philosophical ideas humming. . . . she has much to say." --Cineaste "I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." --SubStance This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.

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General Fields

  • : 9780253204417
  • : Indiana University Press
  • : Indiana University Press
  • : 0.312979
  • : November 1987
  • : .55 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Teresa de Lauretis
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 168