Literature: Collections

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Feminism and Gender Studies

  • Donna Haraway's A Cyborg Manifesto

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Pohl

    Haraway’s ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ is a key postmodern text and is widely taught in many disciplines as one of the first texts to embrace technology from a leftist and feminist perspective using the metaphor of the cyborg to champion socialist, postmodern, and anti-identitarian politics. Until Haraway’…

    Paperback – 2018-09-28
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  • An Analysis of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Pohl

    The 1979 publication of Susan Gubar and Sandra M. Gilbert’s ground-breaking study The Madwoman in the Attic marked a founding moment in feminist literary history as much as feminist literary theory. In their extensive study of nineteenth-century women’s writing, Gubar and Gilbert offer radical…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
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  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Epistemology of the Closet

    1st Edition

    By Christien Garcia

    In this book, Sedgwick examines texts from Europe and America such as Wilde, Nietzsche and Proust and considers the historical moment when sexual orientation came to be as important a signifier of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In doing this, Sedgwick provides a history of sexuality…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
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  • Griselda Pollock's Vision and Difference

    Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art, 1st Edition

    By Karina Jakubowicz

    Vision and Difference, published in 1988, is one of the most significant works in feminist visual culture arguing that feminist art history of is a political as well as academic endeavour.  Pollock expresses how images are key to the construction of sexual difference, both in visual culture…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Gender and the Politics of History

    1st Edition

    By Pilar Zazueta, Etienne Stockland

    Joan Scott's work has influenced several generations of historians and helped make the topic of gender central to the way in which the discipline is taught and studied today. At root a new way of conceptualizing capitalist societies, Scott's theories suggest that gender is better understood as a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Second Sex

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex is a masterpiece of feminist criticism and philosophy. An incendiary take on the place of women in post-war French society, it helped define major trends in feminist thought for the rest of the 20th century, and its influence is still felt today. The…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Gender Trouble

    1st Edition

    By Tim Smith-Laing

    Judith Butler's Gender Trouble is a perfect example of creative thinking. The book redefines feminism's struggle against patriarchy as part of a much broader issue: the damaging effects of all our assumptions about gender and identity. Looking at the factionalism of contemporary (1980s) feminism,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Scobie

    Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1792 Vindication of the Rights of Women is an incendiary attack on the place of women in 18th-century society. Often considered to be the earliest widely-circulated work of feminism, the book is a powerful example of what can be achieved by creative thinkers – people who…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
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  • The Politics of Piety

    The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Johnson, Ian Fairweather

    Saba Mahmood’s 2005 Politics of Piety is an excellent example of evaluation in action. Mahmood’s book is a study of women’s participation in the Islamic revival across the Middle East. Mahmood – a feminist social anthropologist with left-wing, secular political values – wanted to understand why…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06
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  • History of Sexuality

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini, Chiara Briganti

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative and wide-ranging thinkers. The qualities that made him one of the most-read and influential theorists of the modern age find full expression in  History of Sexuality, the last project Foucault was able to complete before…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • A Room of One's Own

    1st Edition

    By Tim Smith-Laing, Fiona Robinson

    A Room of One's Own is a very clear example of how creative thinkers connect and present things in novel ways. Based on the text of a talk given by Virginia Woolf at an all-female Cambridge college, Room considers the subject of 'women and fiction.' Woolf’s approach is to ask why, in the early…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • The Feminine Mystique

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Whitaker

    Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique is possibly the best-selling of all the titles analysed in the Macat library, and arguably one of the most important. Yet it was the product of an apparently minor, meaningless assignment. Undertaking to approach former classmates who had attended Smith…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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Reviews

"Macat is taking on some of the major challenges in university education… They have drawn together a strong team of active academics who are producing teaching materials that are novel in the breadth of their approach."
Professor Lord Broars, Formers Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. 

"The Macat vision is exceptionally exciting. It focuses upon new modes of learning which analyse and explain seminal texts which have profoundly influenced world thinking and so social and economic development. It promotes the kind of critical thinking which is essential for any society and economy. This is the learning of the future."
Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Former UK Secretary of State for Education. 

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Professor William Tronzo, University of California at San Diego.