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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In this book, I’ve explored “uncertainty” as a temperament, a political aesthetic, a counterweight to various forms of rigidity, false closures, or too-perfect dreams of unity or order. Julie marked it as to-read Jan 04, Freely mixing genres in vibrant prose, she considers Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, and Dorothy Dinnerstein and offers self-reflexive accounts of her own organizing, writing, and teaching.

Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. The book is divided into five parts.

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Ivana added it Oct 28, But, I argued, willy-nilly, things come from outside, and people make use of what comes, even from tainted hands. Sign-in or register now to continue. The upshot of snn this is the final line snitoq the chapter: Indeed, Snitow carefully explicates what she means and what she does not. Pleasure with her was not always just a little further on, forever out of reach. Leigh marked it as to-read Mar 15, The Feminist Picaresque I ann admit that I am a lazy bourgeois feminist and not a womanwhich is to say that I have called myself a feminist and certainly agree with its ideals, and yet — like many such, um, adherents — have neglected to do much beyond read the occasional thinkpiece.


Dandi marked it as to-read Sep 18, Lou marked it as to-read Mar 09, Your Friend’s First Name: One needs to improvise. In “Continuing a Gender Diary,” Snitow reflects on her lifelong ambivalence about the category of “woman. Uncertainty as I figure it here is very far from “anything goes.

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 bender, presenting each side as sympathetically as her own.

Jami rated it liked it Dec 20, It’s a conflict between solidarity, which can offer both comfort and political power, and a monolith, which can result in the perpetuation of outdated, essentialist ideas about women. Lists with This Book.

This commitment to ‘uncertainty’ is ultimately about being mindful that these shifts are —and will be —a constant, regardless of our feminist goals. A Gender Diary Author s: The Feminism of Uncertainty That is not to reduce the value or scope of this book.


Diane Dorman marked it as to-read Nov 14, I am guilty of largely limiting my feminism to cultural tastes. Picking ajn The Feminism of Uncertainty: Snitow discusses novels and psychoanalysis, reflects on her activist efforts and teaching.

Snitow’s writing about literature was, for me, the most pleasurable part of the book.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But I want to guard here at the close against any mapping of “uncertainty” onto a blithe disregard for the responsibility to shape one’s feminist projects.

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