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978-0-7391-1123-9 • Hardback • February 2008 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
978-0-7391-4428-2 • Paperback • December 2009 • $51.99 • (£40.00)
Victoria Hesford and Lisa Diedrich are assistant professors of women's studies at Stony Brook University, New York.
Part 1 Introduction: Thinking Feminism in a Time of War
Part 2 Feminist Time Then and Now
Chapter 3 Women's Time
Chapter 4 The Time of Thought
Part 5 Feminist Time and Texts
Chapter 6 Politics, Psyche and Feminine Time: Nancy Meckler'sSister, My Sister and Pratibha Parmar's Memsahib Rita
Chapter 7 In the Time of Julia Alvarez: Reversing Matricidal Temporalities
Part 8 Feminist Time and Nations
Chapter 9 Women's Time, Historical Discourse, and a Text of Indian Nationalism
Chapter 10 Visions of Politics, Time, and Nation: Arundhati Roy's Challenge to the Experts
Part 11 Feminist Time and Politics
Chapter 12 Shooting Solanas: Radical Feminist History and the Technology of Failure
Chapter 13 Securing a Future: Feminist Futures in a Time of War
Chapter 14 Perpetual War
Part 15 Notes on Contributors
Part 16 Index
Feminist Time Against Nation Time arrives not a moment too soon for those of us who seek to understand the urgent context of war. Situating feminist conversations in relation to national politics and texts, Feminist Time Against Nation Time bridges critical practices across time and space. Never losing sight of the cultural stakes in political contestations, the essays in this valuable and timely collection examine diverse instances of subjectivity and cultural memory that challenge the temporality of war and nationalism. In a time of 'perpetual war,' Feminist Time Against Nation Time intervenes in the representation of the past to propose engaged feminist futures.
— Caren Kaplan, University of California at Davis
"The interrogative reflexivity of feminist thinking simply makes this remarkable collection of essays an invaluable pedagogical resource."
— Rey Chow, Brown University