Sexual/Textual Politics by Toril Moi
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Sexual/Textual Politics
By Toril Moi

Sexual/Textual Politics

Feminist Literary Theory 2nd Revised edition

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Sexual/Textual Politics by Toril Moi

Book Description

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 the two main strands in feminist criticism, the Anglo-American and the French, paying particular attention to the works of Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva. In the years since publication this book has rightly attained the status of a classic. Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, Sexual/Textual Politics nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or apolitical approaches. With a new afterword in this edition, Sexual/Textual Politics is a must-read for all those interested in feminist literary theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415280129
ISBN-10: 0415280125
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Toril Moi

Toril Moi is James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, North Carolina. She is the author of several influential works on feminist theory, including What is a Woman?

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