Categories
History

Women of Ideas & What Men Have Done to Them

Women of Ideas & WhatMen Have Done to Them Dale Spender Pandora 1982 With characteristic energy, humour and learning, Dale Spender has dug into the hidden past and uncovered shining examples of women’s creativity and intellectual prowess which has been suppressed or stolen by men. Men have removed women from literary and historical records and…

Categories
History

Feminist Theorists: Three Centuries of Women’s Intellectual Traditions

Feminist Theorists: ThreeCenturies of Women’sIntellectual Traditions Dale Spender (eds) The Women’s Press 1983 Feminism was not born in 1968. Yet the work of three centuries of feminist thinkers has been dismissed, distorted or forgotten. Even the names of many of them remain unfamiliar, and few have so much as a mention in history books. Feminist…

Categories
Literature Theory

Sexual Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory

Sexual Textual Politics: FeministLiterary Theory Toril Moi Routledge Londonand New York 1985 What are the political implications of a feminist, critical practice? How do the problems of the literary text relate to the priorities and perspectives of feminist politics as a whole? Sexual/Textual Politics addresses these fundamental questions and examines the strengths and limitations of…

Categories
History Theory

The Rights and Wrongs of Women

The Rights and Wrongs of Women Juliet Mitchell, Ann Oakley (eds) Penguin Books 1976 Are the rights of women any more recognized today than they ever were, and are their wrongs any less? The authors of this book – historians, sociologists, educationalists and literary critics – have, from many different political positions, set out to…