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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.

The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality; Literary, visual and cultural representations; Sexuality; Macro and microeconomics of gender; Conflict and peace.

The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the ...

Chapter 9: What Stories Make Worlds, What Worlds Make Stories: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake

What Stories Make Worlds, What Worlds Make Stories: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake
What stories make worlds, what worlds make stories: Margaret atwood's oryx and crake
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Introduction

In a contemporary context in which feminism has been described as turning away from the question of women and writing (see Gubar, 1998; Moi, 2008), Margaret Atwood – a prominent and prolific writer of stories voiced by women – pens Oryx and Crake (2003), her first novel not to feature a female narrator. Instead, Oryx, the main female character in the novel, continually refuses injunctions to produce a cohesive and ‘true’ life narrative, expressing instead a lack of interest in telling her story. Similar to how feminism's supposed retreat from the question of women and writing has been read as ...

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