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Episodes from a History of Undoing

The Heritage of Female Subversiveness

Editor(s): Reghina Dascal

Book Description

Episodes from a History of Undoing: The Heritage of Female Subversiveness (paraphrasing Rada Khumar’s seminal study of the development of the feminist movements in India: The History of Doing) is a volume purporting to illustrate women’s resistance to patriarchal colonization through societal norms and hegemonic discourses. Whether mythical amazons, mediaeval authors or regular cannonesses, Renaissance monarchs, activists and academics, philosophers or politicians, such women have become trail-blazers in their fields, attempting to forge new epistemes through strategies of undoing, refashioning, rewriting or revising political and cultural concepts, practices and institutions.

The volume comprises 11 essays authored by academics from Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey and the USA, and addresses a wide readership of academics, students, historians, NGO activists, etc. The volume is prefaced by Professor Margaret R. Higonnet from Connecticut University.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3611-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3611-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2012
Pages / Size: 225 / A5
Price: £39.99


Reghina Dascăl teaches British Studies and Gender Studies at the English Department of the University of Timişoara, Romania, and she has so far published five books. She is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies at Timişoara University and over the years she has presented and published papers in the country and abroad and has also edited and co-edited several publications.