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Patai, Daphne 1943-

Works: 42 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 11,349 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Oral histories  Interviews  Historical fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: HQ1181.U5, 305.42
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Daphne Patai
Looking backward, 1988-1888 : essays on Edward Bellamy by Daphne Patai( )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orwell mystique : a study in male ideology by Daphne Patai( )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory's empire : an anthology of dissent by Daphne Patai( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not too long ago, literary theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author; today many are talking about the death of Theory. Theory, as the many theoretical ism's (among them postcolonialism, postmodernism, and New Historicism) are now known, once seemed so exciting but has become ossified and insular. This iconoclastic collection is an excellent companion to current anthologies of literary theory, which have embraced an uncritical stance toward Theory and its practitioners. Written by nearly fifty prominent scholars, the essays in Theory's Empire question the ideas, catchphrases, and excesses that have let Theory congeal into a predictable orthodoxy. More than just a critique, however, this collection provides readers with effective tools to redeem the study of literature, restore reason to our intellectual life, and redefine the role and place of Theory in the academy
Women's words : the feminist practice of oral history by Sherna Berger Gluck( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's Words is the first collection of writings devoted exclusively to exploring the theoretical, methodological, and practical problems that arise when women utilize oral history as a tool of feminist scholarship. In thirteen multi-disciplin ary esays, the book takes stock of the implicit presuppositions, contradictions, and prospects of oral history at the hands of feminist scholars
Heterophobia : sexual harassment and the future of feminism by Daphne Patai( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once confident in the potential of feminism to create a more equitable and just society, Daphne Patai persuasively demonstrates in Heterophobia how the efforts of some feminists - members of what she calls the "sexual harassment industry"--Have created an environment that stifles healthy and natural interactions between the sexes. The tremendous growth of sexual harassment legislation represents feminism's greatest contemporary success, but this victory has dubious consequences - a world where kindergarten boys face legal action for kissing female classmates and men are sued by coworkers for offenses such as unwanted hugs, uninvited compliments, or glances that last too long."--Jacket
Professing feminism : cautionary tales from the strange world of women's studies by Daphne Patai( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminists have often called Women's Studies "the academic arm of the women's movement." With over 600 Women's Studies programs in existence throughout the United States, academic feminism is now a strong presence on college campuses - and beyond. But, as Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge charge in this hard-hitting book, the attempt to make Women's Studies serve a political agenda has led to deeply problematic results: dubious scholarship, pedagogical practices that resemble indoctrination more than education, and the alienation of countless potential supporters. The authors interviewed dozens of women - professors, students, and staffers - who, like themselves, have invested much time and effort in Women's Studies. These women speak eloquently of their frustration and even despair over the problems and conflicts they experienced in programs where a feminist agenda has been relentlessly pursued. Faced with intolerance and "ideological policing" on the part of both activist colleagues and true-believer students, some of these women withdrew altogether; others, while maintaining their formal association with Women's Studies, took inner flight. All are troubled and alarmed about the future of feminism in the academy. To reveal the root causes of these tensions and animosities, Patai and Koertge present an incisive analysis of the self-defeating ideological games feminists play in colleges and universities, among them IDPOL (identity politics), WORDMAGIC, TOTAL REJ, and BIODENIAL, an extreme form of social constructionism. The authors call on feminists in the academy to abandon their self-destructive ways if they are to regain the positive vision that attracted so many people to feminism in the first place
Rediscovering forgotten radicals : British women writers, 1889-1939( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazilian women speak : contemporary life stories by Daphne Patai( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty Brazilian women, including domestic servants, secretaries, nuns, hairdressers, prostitutes, schoolgirls, and entrepreneurs, discuss their lives
Mulatto by Aluísio Azevedo( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El color de la piel del protagonista de este libro, Raimundo, hijo de un comerciante portugués y una antigua esclava, lo intuimos ya por el título, y no se echará de menos algo de lo que esperamos: crítica social y no poca denuncia antirracista. Pero también es una sólida historia de amores, luchas y desencuentros, de búsqueda de raíces y lugares, que traza un retrato (por momentos delirante y caricaturesco) de cierta sociedad brasileña, donde el mal, por cierto, no tiene porque terminar siendo castigado
Professing feminism : education and indoctrination in women's studies by Daphne Patai( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new and expanded edition of their controversial 1994 book, the authors update their analysis of what's gone wrong with women's studies
Myth and ideology in contemporary Brazilian fiction by Daphne Patai( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the rivers of Babylon, and other stories by Jorge de Sena( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What price utopia? : essays on ideological policing, feminism, and academic affairs by Daphne Patai( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swastika night by Katharine Burdekin( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1937, twelve years before Orwell's 1984, this novel projects a totally male-controlled fascist world that has eliminated women as we know them. They are breeders, kept as cattle, while men in this post-Hitlerian world are embittered automatons, fearful of all feelings, having abolished all history, education, creativity, books, and art. Not even the memory of culture remains. The plot centers on a "misfit" who asks, as readers must, "How could this have happenned?" Ann J. Lane calls the novel a "brilliant, chilling dystopia." "This is a power
Forms of myth in contemporary Brazilian fiction : technique and ideology by Daphne Patai( )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

História oral, feminismo e política by Daphne Patai( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"É evidente que os intelectuais têm como dever colocar o conhecimento em primeiro lugar e a 'militância' em segundo. Existe vida fora da universidade e tempo de sobra para agir em função de compromissos políticos sem transformar o ensino ou a escrita acadêmica em propaganda. Há aiguém na esquerda preparado para defender a autonomia do trabalho intelectual e não predisposto a reduzir todas as questões a pontos políticos? Não há ninguém da esquerdo acadêmica preocupado com os perigos da confluência de objetivos políticos e intelectuais?"--Publisher's description, back cover
Women in Latin American literature : a symposium( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Male and female power in utopian fiction by Daphne Patai( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopies révolutionnaires, utopies littéraires by Jules Falquet( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing a self: a Brazilian life story by Daphne Patai( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Theory's empire : an anthology of dissent
Alternative Names
Daphne Patai accademica statunitense

Daphne Patai American writer

Daphne Patai Amerikaans specialiste in literatuur

Daphne Patai écrivaine américaine

Daphne Patai escritora estadounidense

Daphne Patai US-amerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin


Theory's empire : an anthology of dissentWomen's words : the feminist practice of oral historyHeterophobia : sexual harassment and the future of feminismProfessing feminism : cautionary tales from the strange world of women's studiesRediscovering forgotten radicals : British women writers, 1889-1939Brazilian women speak : contemporary life storiesMulattoProfessing feminism : education and indoctrination in women's studies