This book proposes new strategies for practising conflict in feminism. A series of provocative essays, written by noted scholars and writers, examine the most critically divisive issues in feminism with sensitivity to the assumptions, hopes, and fears of all sides. By analysing how particular debates have worked both for and against feminism, and by promoting and enacting dialogue in a variety of contexts and modes, the essays in this volume simultaneously explore the roots of divisiveness and suggest new models for a discourse of difference.
Marianne Hirsch is Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. She is the author of The Mother Daughter Plot and Beyond the Single Viison.
Evelyn Fox Keller teaches in the departments of Rhetoric and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Reflections on Gender and Science and A Feeling for the Organism.