Feminist interpretations of ayn rand

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Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand by Mimi Reisel Gladstein

This landmark anthology is the first to engage critically the writings of Ayn Rand from feminist perspectives. The interdisciplinary feminist strategies of re-reading Rand range from the lightness of camp to the darkness of de Sade, from postandrogyny to poststructuralism. A highly charged dialogue on Rands legacy provides the forum for a reexamination of feminism and its relationship to egoism, individualism, and capitalism. Rands place in contemporary feminism is assessed through comparisons with other twentieth-century feminists, such as de Beauvoir, Wolf, Paglia, Eisler, and Gilligan. What results is as provocative in its implications for Rands system as it is for feminism.
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Ayn Rand on Feminism

Published by Penn State Press on 2 February - The 94th Anniversary of Ayn Rand's, Abstract. Table of Contents. Meet the Contributors, Contributor.
Mimi Reisel Gladstein

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You are now logged in. Forgot your password? In Ayn Rand's lifetime, university professors regarded their students' interest in her writings with a mixture of scorn and dismay. Seventeen years after her death, the iconoclastic novelist-philosopher is becoming a respectable subject of scholarship. Most recently, a collection of essays on Rand has appeared in the "Re-Reading the Canon" series featuring feminist analyses of philosophers from Aristotle to Foucault. But it also had to do with Rand's peculiar views on sex and gender. Was Rand a feminist?

Subscribe to our mailing list and be notified about new titles, journals and catalogs. Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand approaches her as a writer and thinker of profound insights and equally profound contradictions, who offered an important and inspiring but flawed and limited vision of life. This volume takes a major step in that direction. In the process, it addresses issues of sexual equality and difference that are more relevant than ever today. The interdisciplinary feminist strategies of re-reading Rand range from the lightness of camp to the darkness of de Sade, from postandrogyny to poststructuralism. A highly charged dialogue on Rand's legacy provides the forum for a reexamination of feminism and its relationship to egoism, individualism, and capitalism.

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  1. “Too often, Rand is either revered as a prophet or dismissed as a crank. Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand approaches her as a writer and thinker of profound.

  2. This landmark anthology is the first to engage critically the writings of Ayn Rand from feminist perspectives. The interdisciplinary feminist strategies of re-reading.

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