A Question of Sex: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Differences That Matter (Paperback)Kristan Poirot (author)
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Poirot focuses on five case studies - the circulation of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" in early and contemporary feminist contexts; the visual rhetorics of the feminist self-help health movement; the public discourse of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and early nineteenth-century ideas about suffrage, sex, and race; the conflicts over lesbian sexuality in the 1960s and 1970s; and the discourse that surrounds twenty-first-century SlutWalks. In the process, Poirot rethinks the terms through which we understand U.S. feminist movements to explore the ways feminism has questioned sexed distinctions and practises over time. She emphasizes the importance of reading feminist engagements with sex as rhetorical endeavors - practises that are shaped by the instrumental demands of movements, the exigent situations that call for feminists to respond, and the enduring philosophical traditions that circulate in U.S. political contexts.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
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