Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand
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- Full Title: Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand
- Author(s): Edited by Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Chris Matthew Sciabarra
- Year Published: 1999
- Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press
- Publication Type: Academic
- ISBN-10: 0-271-01830-5 (hardcover), 0-271-01831-3 (paperback)
- Description: This collection of essays examines Rand's work from a variety of "feminist" perspectives. It is part of a series called Re-reading the Canon, which offers similar "Feminist Interpretations" volumes on other philosophers, including Aristotle, Michel Foucault, and David Hume.
- Preface (Nancy Tuana)
- Introduction (Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Chris Matthew Sciabarra)
Part One: Looking Back
- Ayn Rand: The Reluctant Feminist (Barbara Branden)
- Ayn Rand and Feminism: An Unlikely Alliance (Mimi Reisel Gladstein)
- On Atlas Shrugged (Judith Wilt)
- Ayn Rand: A Traitor to Her Own Sex (Susan Brownmiller)
- Psyching Out Ayn Rand (Barbara Grizzuti Harrison)
- Refelections on Ayn Rand (Camille Paglia)
Part Two: Feminist Rereadings of Rand's Fiction
- Ayn Rand and Feminist Synthesis: Rereading We the Living (Valerie Loiret-Prunet)
- Skyscrapers, Supermodels, and Strange Attractors: Ayn Rand, Naomi Wolf, and the Third Wave Aethos (Barry Vacker)
- Looking Through a Paradigm Darkly (Wendy McElroy)
- The Romances of Ayn Rand (Judith Wilt)
- Who Is Dagny Taggart? The Epic Hero/ine in Disguise (Karen Michalson)
Part Three: Toward a Randian Feminism?
- Was Ayn Rand a Feminist? (Nathaniel Branden)
- Ayn Rand and the Concept of Feminism: A Reclamation (Joan Kennedy Taylor)
- Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Individualism: A Feminist Psychologist's Perspective (Sharon Presley)
- Ayn Rand: The Woman Who Would Not Be President (Susan Love Brown)
- Rereading Rand on Gender in the Light of Paglia (Robert Sheaffer)
- Sex and Gender Through an Egoist Lens: Masculinity and Femininity in the Philosophy of Ayn Rand (Diana Mertz Brickell)
- The Female Hero: A Randian-Feminist Synthesis (Thomas Gramstad)
- Fluff and Granite: Rereading Rand's Camp Feminist Aesthetics (Melissa Jane Hardie)
- Selected Bibliography
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