Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory

University of Illinois Press
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The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholars

Figures of Resistance brings together the unpublished lectures and little-seen essays of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning over twenty years of her finest work. Thirty years after the height of feminist theory, this collection invites us to reflect on the history of feminism and take a hard look at where it stands today. Selected essays include "Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation," "The Lure of the Mannish Lesbian," "Eccentric Subjects," "Habit Changes," "The Intractability of Desire," and the unpublished article "Figures of Resistance." An introduction from feminist film scholar Patricia White provides an overview of the development of de Lauretis's thought and of feminist theory over past decades.

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Teresa de Lauretis is a professor of the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema and other books. Patricia White, an associate professor and chair of film and media studies at Swarthmore College, is the author of Uninvited: Classical Holywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability.
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Publisher
University of Illinois Press
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Published on
Oct 1, 2010
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780252090967
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism
Performing Arts / General
Social Science / Essays
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
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