Rhetoric, Context, and Contestation
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Crucial conversations about feminist theories and how they can fall apart, rupture, and fragment.
This advanced analysis of gender issues in higher education represents a significant new turn in feminist thinking. Fractured Feminisms resists and reshapes boundaries by investigating how gender studies' intersection with race and ethnicity, class, postcoloniality, sexuality, globalization, interdisciplinarity, technology studies, and administration exposes the "silenced other" of feminisms themselves. These crucial conversations about feminisms depend upon facing the perplexing rhetorical problems within feminist debates, yet work within these fractures to discover newly emerging, productive feminist practices. This book contends that it's important to better understand the ways in which feminist rhetorics both empower and constrain and the kinds of identities feminisms afford as well as deny.
Laura Gray-Rosendale is Associate Professor of English and Co-Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women at Northern Arizona University. She is the coeditor (with Sibylle Gruber) of Alternative Rhetorics: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition, also published by SUNY Press. Gil Harootunian is Professional Writing Instructor in the Syracuse University Writing Program. She is the editor of The Personal Narrative: Writing Ourselves as Teachers and Scholars.