University of California Press Blog
August 23, 2015
The foreword mentions that your own feminist cross talk became the collection’s true editor. In constructing such a broad, transnational text, what were some of the greatest challenges that you faced in the construction of Provocations, particularly in terms of placing very different readings in conversation with one another?
From Provocations, March 21, 2015, PDF
Published by University of California Press
Susan Bordo, M. Cristina Alcalde, Ellen Rosenman co-editors
Table of contents for the book Provocations
From Metaphilosophy, Vol. 27, No. 1/2, January 1, 1997, PDF
Published by Wiley
Over the last twenty-five years, feminist theory has been at the forefront of cultural, disciplinary, and philosophical critique. Yet feminists continue to be represented as engaged in specialized projects of concern only to women or, at best, those interested in “gender issues.” I argue that this is not merely a bit of residual sexism, but a powerful conceptual map which keeps feminist scholarship, no matter how broad its concerns, located in the region of what Simone de Beauvoir called “the Other.” I expose, critique, and explore the consequences of this construction in several contemporary intellectual areas.