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The Gender of Modernity

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In an exploration of the complex relations between women and the modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently partiarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of the modern world.
Paperback, 247 pages
Published August 21st 1995 by Harvard University Press
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Kristin Canfield
I am always impressed by books that claim to make a large scale intervention and follow through on that promise. So much good stuff here I'll definitely return to it often. Also, new record for how many times "always already" occurs in a monograph?
This was an amazingly clear and nuanced book. Highly recommended for anyone working on late 19th century lit to present, or anyone who has ever frantically Googled "what is modernity." Felski is my new academic crush.
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Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and editor of New Literary History. Felski is a prominent scholar in the fields of aesthetics and literary theory, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, and cultural studies.

Felski received an honors degree in French and German literature from Cambridge University and her PhD from the Department of Ge
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