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Anne Dalke's picture

hearing a number of you call for "theory," but needing a little more guidance re: which topics or theorists most interest you.
Waring's an economist; so too is Heidi Hartmann, who visited my class last fall; see, for example, her "collective interview" (with
Ellen Bravo, Charlotte Bunch, Nancy Harsock, Roberta Spalter-Roth, Linda Williams and Maria Blanco,
“Bringing Together Feminist Theory and Practice,”  Signs 21, 4 (1996): 917-951.

I very like the work of the feminist physicist Karen Barad--see, for example,
Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter

We could read through one the more recent issues of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 

Joan Roughgarden's Evolution's Rainbow was a mindblower for me; I expect much of ecofeminism would do the same for most of you
(see Warren and Erkal's Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature; Diamond and Orenstein's Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism,
and anything by Vandana Shiva).

Other texts I've used recently to some effect in feminist classes (I just put 'em all in our password protected file, so you can look @ 'em) include
bell hooks. Chapters 1, 7, 9, 11, 17, 19. Feminism is For Everybody: Passionate Politics. South End Press, 2000. 1-6, 37-43, 48-54, 61-66, 100-104, 110-118

Doris Sommer. Advertencia/Warning" and "No Secrets for Rigoberta. Proceed with Caution, When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. ix-xv, 115-137

Wendy Brown. "Chapter 5: Freedom's Silences," and Chapter 6: "Feminism Unbound: Revolution, Mourning, Politics."  Edgework: Critical Essays on Knowledge and Politics. Princeton University Press, 2005. 

Judith Butler, Chapter 2: “Violence, Mourning, Politics.” Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence. Verso, 2004. 19-49.

any of these in particular interest you??