Recovering Women: Feminism and the Representation of Addiction seeks to clarify the status of feminisms in contemporary culture and specify the problematics of feminist recovery rhetorics. Overall, Recovering Women is about feminism and its status in intellectual discourse and movement politics.
Table of Contents
Addiction, Rhetoric, and Feminism: The Ballad of (Hetero) Sexual Dependency -- Drew Barrymore’s Coming of Age(ncy): The Performance of Addiction and the Challenge of Feminist Criticism -- Funny, She Doesn’t Look Drew-ish: Jewish Addicts and the “Truth” of Recovery -- Recovering the “Special Issue” of Feminist Art and Performance: Women, Children, and Lesbians Last -- Passing, Queering, and Recovering: Feminist Psychoanalysis and the Performance of Plastic Surgery -- Nan Goldin’s Retrospective and Recovery: Framing Feminism, AIDS, and Addiction
Melissa Pearl Friedling is Assistant Professor of Film in the Department of Art/Media Studies at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University.