In the past three decades, feminist scholars have produced an extraordinary rich body of theoretical writing in humanities and social science disciplines. This revised and updated second edition of Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences, is a genuinely interdisciplinary anthology of significant contributions to feminist theory.This timely reader is creatively edited, and contains insightful introductory material. It illuminates the historical development of feminist theory as well as the current state of the field. Emphasizing common themes and interests in the humanities and social sciences, the editors have chosen topics that remain relevant to current debates, reflect the interests of a diverse community of thinkers, and have been central to feminist theory in many disciplines.The contributors include leading figures from the fields of psychology, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, art history, law, and economics. This is the ideal text for any advanced course on interdisciplinary feminist theory, one that fills a long-standing gap in feminist pedagogy.

part One|129 pages

Inventing Gender

part |73 pages

Defining Feminism and Feminist Theory

chapter 1|24 pages

What Is Feminism?

chapter 2|9 pages

The Combahee River Collective Statement

chapter 3|18 pages

From a Long Line of Vendidas

Chicanas and Feminism

chapter 4|22 pages

Anti-Anti-Identity Politics

Feminism, Democracy, and the Complexities of Citizenship

part |52 pages

Mutual Influence: Humanities and Social Science

chapter 5|32 pages

Gender and the Meaning of Difference

Postmodernism and Psychology

chapter 6|20 pages

Romance in the Age of Electronics

Harlequin Enterprises

part Two|101 pages

Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

part |61 pages

From Sex to Sexuality

chapter 7|23 pages

The Medical Construction of Gender

Case Management of Intersexed Infants

chapter 8|38 pages

The Politics of Androgyny in Japan

Sexuality and Subversion in the Theater and Beyond

part |36 pages

Constructing Gender

chapter 10|17 pages

Making It Perfectly Queer

part |39 pages

Conceptualizing Difference

chapter 11|22 pages

Sex Equality

On Difference and Dominance

chapter 12|17 pages

Deconstructing Equality-Versus-Difference

or, The Uses of Poststructuralist Theory for Feminism

part Three|142 pages

Gender, Race, and Class

part |45 pages

Race and Gender

chapter 14|26 pages

Gender, Race, Raza

part |92 pages


chapter 15|24 pages

Feminism and Difference

The Perils of Writing as a Woman on Women in Algeria

chapter 16|20 pages

Violence in the Other Country

China as Crisis, Spectacle, and Woman

part |48 pages

Work, Class, and Gender

chapter 17|22 pages

From High Heels to Swathed Bodies

Gendered Meanings Under Production in Mexico's Export-Processing Industry

chapter 18|26 pages

Hegemonic Relations and Gender Resistance

The New Veiling as Accommodating Protest in Cairo

part Four|118 pages

Questioning Feminisms

part |66 pages

Women, Citizenship, and Activism

chapter 19|27 pages

Fetal Images

The Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproduction

chapter 20|39 pages

Dissident Citizenship

Democratic Theory, Political Courage, and Activist Women

part |49 pages


chapter 21|19 pages

Automating Gender

Postmodern Feminism in the Age of the Intelligent Machine

chapter 22|30 pages

African and Western Feminisms

World-Traveling the Tendencies and Possibilities