Feminist Amnesia: The Wake of Women's Liberation

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Acknowledgements

I am grateful to the authors and/or their publishers for permission to quote from the following:

John Anderson (1962) Studies in Empirical Philosophy, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Bertold Brecht (1976) ‘Parade of the Old New’ in Poems 1913-1956, Part Three (1938-1956) (eds John Willett and Ralph Manheim), Eyre Methuen (permission received from Reed Books, London).

Lorraine Code (1991) What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Ros Diprose ‘A “genethics” that makes sense’ in R. Diprose and R. Ferrell (eds) (1991) Cartographies: Poststructuralism and the Mapping of Bodies and Spaces, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

T.S. Eliot ‘Little Gidding’ (1959) Four Quartets, London: Faber and Faber (permission for USA rights received from Harcourt and Brace, New York).

Shulamith Firestone (1979) The Dialectic of Sex, London: The Women’s Press (permission received from Laurence Pollinger Ltd, London).

E.A. Grosz ‘Philosophy’ in Sneja Gunew (ed.) (1990) Feminist Knowledge: Critique and Construct, London: Routledge.

E.A. Grosz and Marie de Lepervanche ‘Feminism and Science’ in Barbara Caine, E.A. Grosz and Marie de Lepervanche (eds) (1988) Crossing Boundaries, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

Julia Kristeva (1986) (ed. Toril Moi) The Kristeva Reader, Oxford: Blackwells.

Primo Levi (1986) ‘Story of a Coin’, Moments of Reprieve, London: Michael Joseph Books.

Alan Morton (1951) Soviet Genetics, London: Lawrence and Wishart.

Terry Threadgold ‘Introduction’ to Terry Threadgold and Anne CrannyFrancis (eds) (1990) Feminine/Masculine and Representation, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Liberation Theory 13
  • 1 - The Psychology of Power 15
  • 2 - The Getting of Wisdom 30
  • Postscript to Part I 56
  • Part II - Dualisms and Confusions 59
  • Flashback 61
  • 3 - Feminist Theory as ‘power/Knowledge’ 68
  • 4 - Radical Pretensions 100
  • 5 - The Mystery of Speculative Feminist Deconstruction 109
  • Part III - Feminism, Deconstruction and the Divided Self 119
  • 6 - Deconstruction 121
  • 7 - A Different Divided Subject 138
  • Conclusion 157
  • Notes 161
  • Bibliography 188
  • Index 195
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