The Resource Rewriting gender : reading contemporary Chinese women, Ravni Thakur

Rewriting gender : reading contemporary Chinese women, Ravni Thakur

Label
Rewriting gender : reading contemporary Chinese women
Title
Rewriting gender
Title remainder
reading contemporary Chinese women
Statement of responsibility
Ravni Thakur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This major intervention into feminist literary theory calls for a more sociologically informed use of the concept of discourse. Through an exploration of changing literary and gender relations in post-Mao China, Ravni Thakur demonstrates how the work of Foucault and Bourdieu can deepen our understanding of gender and literary discourse. The first part of the book explores orthodox gender roles and relations in China, and looks at how such an orthodoxy is constructed. The author uses Bourdieu's notion of the literary field to shed light on institutionalized literary criticism. Going on to explore women's responses to dominant gender discourses, the author looks at how these discourses are both translated into and transformed within the literary field. Analysing a wide variety of literary texts, she shows how the literature of women in post-Mao China illustrates the role of discourse itself in the construction of gender identity paradigms. A major contribution to the theorisation of women's relationship with identity politics and cultural representation, the book demonstrates throughout the necessity of reading women within the wider social context. As such, it is essential reading for students and academics of cultural studies, women's studies, literary theory and all those with an interest in contemporary China
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Thakur, Ravni
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1767
LC item number
.T43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • Chinese literature
Label
Rewriting gender : reading contemporary Chinese women, Ravni Thakur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-217) and index
Contents
Pt. I. Orthodox gender discourse and the literary field -- 1. Gender relations and literature : an inter-disciplinary approach -- 2. One step forward, two steps back : the construction of an orthodox discourse on gender -- 3. The literature field and women writers -- Pt. II. Responses to gender discourse -- 4. A methodology for character analysis -- 5. Orthodox responses to gender discourse -- 6. Heterodox responses to gender discourse -- 7. Cultural specificity and comparative theory
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781856494106
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96017966
System control number
  • 1290209-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1290209
  • (Sirsi) o35192131
  • (OCoLC)35192131
Label
Rewriting gender : reading contemporary Chinese women, Ravni Thakur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-217) and index
Contents
Pt. I. Orthodox gender discourse and the literary field -- 1. Gender relations and literature : an inter-disciplinary approach -- 2. One step forward, two steps back : the construction of an orthodox discourse on gender -- 3. The literature field and women writers -- Pt. II. Responses to gender discourse -- 4. A methodology for character analysis -- 5. Orthodox responses to gender discourse -- 6. Heterodox responses to gender discourse -- 7. Cultural specificity and comparative theory
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781856494106
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96017966
System control number
  • 1290209-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1290209
  • (Sirsi) o35192131
  • (OCoLC)35192131

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