Debating Discourses, Practising Feminisms brings together international debates on the discourses and practices of contemporary feminisms. Discussions range across conflicting analyses of gender and politics at the UN conference at Beijing; nationalism and religious conflict in contemporary India; Re-imaginings of science and subjectivity in anglophone science fiction; and the political and intellectual complexities at stake in the project of lesbian studies in the UK. Contributions from these diverse fields come together to give critical attention to the complex terrain of Feminism in the 1990s.
Who needs [sex] when you can have [gender]? - Feminist Discourses at the UN Conference at Beijing - Sally Baden and Anne-Marie Goetz, To whom does Ameena belong? Towards a feminist analysis of childhood and nationhood in contemporary India - Purneema Mankekar, Pat Cadigan's Synners: Refiguring nature, science and technology - Laura Cherniack, `I teach therefore I am':lesbian studies in the liberal academy - Sally Munt, American Eve (poem) - Paula Burnett