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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Andrea added it Apr 08, 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.

Ula marked it as to-read Nov 21, Picking up The Feminism of Uncertainty: The number of copies requested, the school and professor requesting For reprints and subsidiary rights, please also note: Take Snitow’s interest in utopia as an example.

Human beings nsitow know if we can or will choose to save ourselves from ourselves.

The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary by Ann Snitow

Snitow’s essay on Wise Children and interview with Carter, not to mention her pieces on Garnett and Lessing, urge the reader to discover or return to those books, invigorated by Snitow’s astute readings. Indeed, Snitow carefully explicates what she means and what she does not.


Be the first to ask a question about The Feminism of Uncertainty. Erika marked it as to-read Dec 06, Voices from Women’s Liberation.

A Gender Diary by Ann Snitow. A friend accuses her of “self-serving adventurism. Julie marked it as to-read Jan 04, Pleasure with her was not always just a little further on, forever out of reach. Snitow finds another great uncertainty in the dichotomies between academic and activist approaches, and how she holds both, even in anb self- reflection and theory.

Andrew Bloomgarden marked it as to-read Jan 08, For Snitow, uncertainty does not let one off the hook; it does not permit one to conceive of feminism as merely taste or consumerist choice, for example.

The book is divided into five parts. KM marked it as to-read Sep 18, The Feminism of Uncertainty: Quin Rich marked it as to-read Jun 06, It seems that an ideology would necessarily have to commit itself to certainty, to clear principles and genver, a coherent credo, if just for the sake of common ground among its followers.



Then one imagines again. Changing Our Minds about Motherhood: Feminist critics call for this kind of writing, but the texts that actually deliver it are few. Hardcoverdiaey.

The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary

James marked it as to-read Oct 07, Carter’s desire — ideological and literary, private and social — led her across current theoretical boundaries. But as I hope this review has shown, what I have to say is ultimately, and emphatically, not the point; the point is what one can learn from this marvelous book. Paige marked it as to-read Nov 27, As she writes, “Embracing uncertainty — since I can never get far beyond it — is both my temperament and the political aesthetic I can still sustain without tasting ashes.

A Gender Diary Author s: This commitment to ‘uncertainty’ is ultimately about being mindful that these shifts are —and will be —a constant, regardless of our feminist goals.