Sexual/Textual Politics : Feminist Literary Theory, Paperback

Sexual/Textual Politics : Feminist Literary Theory Paperback

Part of the New Accents series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780415280129



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