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Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction (Theories of Representation and Difference)

 
 
 
 
Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction (Theories of Representation and Difference)
Author: Teresa de de Lauretis
ISBN 13: 9780253204417
ISBN 10: 253204410
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1987-11-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
List Price: $14.00
 
 

"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory.... In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition — and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." — B. Ruby Rich

"... sets philosophical ideas humming.... she has much to say." — Cineaste

"I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." — SubStance

This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.