Figures of Resistance

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  • Copyright: 2007-04-23
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
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The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholarsFigures of Resistancebrings together the unpublished lectures and little-seen essays of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning over twenty years of her finest work. Thirty years after the height of feminist theory, this collection invites us to reflect on the history of feminism and take a hard look at where it stands today. Selected essays include "Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation," "The Lure of the Mannish Lesbian," "Eccentric Subjects," "Habit Changes," "The Intractability of Desire," and the unpublished article "Figures of Resistance." An introduction from feminist film scholar Patricia White provides an overview of the development of de Lauretis's thought and of feminist theory over past decades.

Author Biography

Teresa de Lauretis, professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Thinking Feministp. 1
Rethinking Women's Cinemap. 25
Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representationp. 48
When Lesbians Were Not Womenp. 72
The Lure of the Mannish Lesbianp. 85
Letter to an Unknown Womanp. 160
Public and Private Fantasies in David Cronenberg's M. Butterflyp. 118
Eccentric Subjectsp. 151
Upping the Anti [sic] in Feminist Theoryp. 183
Habit Changesp. 199
The Intractability of Desirep. 217
Figures of Resistancep. 235
Notesp. 261
Name and Title Indexp. 303
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