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Hemmings, Clare
Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory / Clare Hemmings
Alternate Title Political grammar of feminist theory
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ1190 .H466 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Feminist theory
Women's studies
Culture -- Study and teaching
Physical Description x, 272 p. ; 25 cm
Contents Progress -- Loss -- Return -- Amenability -- Citation tactics -- Affective subjects
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-263) and index
Summary 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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