Emma Rees lauds an essay collection that highlights the American scholar’s game-changing writing. Pages from a Gender Diary: Basic Divisions in Feminism. Pages from a Gender Diary: Basic Divisions in Feminism. Ann Snitow ▫ Spring In the early days. The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary by Ann Snitow It is possibly the only sane position, particularly for someone, like Ann Snitow, who has worked.

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Voices from Women’s Liberation. Jami rated it liked it Dec 20, She writes about Angela Carter, David Garnett, and Doris Lessing, who imagine different — not always better — worlds themselves. Then again, it is perhaps this book’s central project to suggest instead that uncertainty is primarily bender imaginative impulse, not necessarily an effect but a cause. Refresh and try again. Ivana added it Oct 28, KM marked it as to-read Sep 18, Want to Read saving….

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Then one needs to confront the nightmare version of one’s wishes. Snitow is aware of this tension. Her version of feminism, balanced by that ever-present counterweight, uncertainty, is, I think, eminently practical and useful. In “Continuing a Gender Diary,” Snitow reflects on her lifelong ambivalence about the diart of “woman. Uncertainty is instead flexibility of thought and action.


All that, despite social and historical changes, the flux of thinkers and leaders and followers, new and competing voices and discourses Snitow’s geender in the flexibility of the ideology to which she has committed herself — that is, feminism — is understandable, even if it is sometimes difficult for the reader to meet her on her level. Ula marked it as to-read Nov 21, Freely mixing genres gencer vibrant prose, she considers Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, and Dorothy Dinnerstein and offers self-reflexive accounts of her own organizing, writing, and teaching.

Kiernyn marked it as to-read Jul 01, Who are the Polish Feminists? A Gender Diary Author s: Snitow claims, “Feminism is necessary but not sufficient; desire, pain, and lack break feminism’s boundaries as they do all others.

Your Duary First Name: Darcy added it Sep 15, Sydney is currently reading it Sep 27, The Feminist Picaresque The Feminism of Uncertainty Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress.

As I read this book, I kept wondering what I would write about it, what I could write. Sarah marked it snirow to-read Aug 15, If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Evgenia marked it as to-read Sep 11, No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary

Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. Changing Our Minds about Motherhood: Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. Certainty and Doubt in the Classroom: One needs to improvise. View additional images and download publicity materials. Take Snitow’s interest in utopia as an example. Leigh marked it as to-read Diafy 15, James marked it as to-read Oct 07, Okay, so maybe uncertainty is the right word.


Carter herself an exemplar of uncertainty or ambiguity, she proved her deep love for literary tradition at the same time she made fun of it; she was as interested in exploring what biology gives us — a family, a body — as genrer breaking its shackles.

One of those rare activists who tries to understand rather than demolish her political adversaries, Snitow manages here to be at once deeply committed and open-minded, presenting gendre side as sympathetically as her own. Paige marked it as to-read Nov 27, Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits.

Carter’s desire — ideological and literary, private and social — led her across current theoretical boundaries. Hardcoverpages. This commitment to ‘uncertainty’ is ultimately about being mindful that these shifts are —and will be —a constant, regardless of our feminist goals. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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