Revaluing French Feminism

Critical Essays on Difference, Agency, and Culture

Edited by Nancy Fraser and Sandra Lee Bartky

Published by: Indiana University Press

208 Pages, 5.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253206824
  • Published: April 1992

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" . . . Fraser and Bartky have brought the encounter between U.S. and French feminism to a new level of seriousness." —Ethics

In the last decade, elements of French feminist discourse have permeated and transformed the larger feminist culture in the United States. This volume is the first sustained attempt to revalue French feminism and answer the question: What has been gained and what has been lost as a result of this intercultural encounter?

Interviews with Simone de Beauvoir open the book; essays by French feminists Sarah Kofman and Luce Irigaray follow; the North American contributors are Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, Diana J. Fuss, Nancy J. Holland, Eleanor H. Kuykendall, Dorothy Leland, Diana T. Meyers, Andrea Nye, and Margaret A. Simons.