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A generation after the publication of Joan W. Scott's influential essay, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis," this volume explores the current uses of the term -- and the ongoing influence of Scott's agenda-setting work in history and other disciplines. How has the study of gender, independently or in conjunction with other axes of difference -- such as race, class, and sexuality -- inflected existing fields of study and created new ones? To what extent has this concept modified or been modified by related paradigms such as women's and queer studies? With what discursive politics does the term engage, and with what effects? In what settings, and through what kinds of operations and transformations, can gender remain a useful category in the 21st century? Leading scholars from history, philosophy, literature, art history, and other fields examine how gender has translated into their own disciplinary perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. PART 1. READING JOAN WALLACH SCOTT
  2. p. 9
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  1. 1. Speaking Up, Talking Back: Joan Scott’s Critical Feminism
  2. pp. 11-28
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  1. PART 2. THE CASE OF HISTORY
  2. p. 29
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  1. 2. Language, Experience, and Identity: Joan W. Scott’s Theoretical Challenge to Historical Studies
  2. pp. 31-49
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  1. 3. Out of Their Orbit: Celebrities and Eccentrics in Nineteenth-Century France
  2. pp. 50-79
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  1. 4. Historically Speaking: Gender and Citizenship in Colonial India
  2. pp. 80-101
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  1. 5. Gender and the Figure of the “Moderate Muslim”: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 102-142
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  1. 6. A Double-Edged Sword: Sexual Democracy, Gender Norms, and Racialized Rhetoric
  2. pp. 143-158
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  1. PART 3. SEEING THE QUESTION
  2. p. 159
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  1. 7. Seeing Beyond the Norm: Interpreting Gender in the Visual Arts
  2. pp. 161-186
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  1. 8. Unlikely Couplings: The Gendering of Print Technology in the French Fin-de-Siècle
  2. pp. 187-205
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  1. 9. Screening the Avant-Garde Face
  2. pp. 206-229
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  1. PART 4. BODY AND SEXUALITY IN QUESTION
  2. p. 231
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  1. 10. The Sexual Schema: Transposition and Transgenderism in Phenomenology of Perception
  2. pp. 233-254
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  1. 11. Foucault and Feminism’s Prodigal Children
  2. pp. 255-286
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  1. 12. From the “Useful” to the “Impossible” in the Work of Joan W.Scott
  2. pp. 287-311
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  1. Thinking in Time: An Epilogue on Ethics and Politics
  2. pp. 312-318
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 319-320
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 321-330
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253001535
Related ISBN
9780253356369
MARC Record
OCLC
742333297
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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