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Sorophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture.

Brandenburg, SandraHill, DeboraIris; Charlottesville Iss. 30,  (Dec 31, 1993): 67.

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Sorophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture..

In Sorophobia, Helena Michie argues that a feminism advocating "sisterhood" risks negating undeniable cultural differences that exist both among small communities of women and across nations. The book studies textual representations of women's relationships to demonstrate the diversity and opposition along lines of race, class, and gender in seemingly homogenous sub-groups of feminist discourse. Michie addresses black women writers and lesbian and Victorian literature, as well as representations of women's relationship my movies, music, and television. The book concludes with a chapter exploring the way scholars such as Gayatri Spivak have attempted to theorize identity and difference without reiterating the process of destructive "othering," and Michie challenges feminists to continue the process of recognizing difference while refusing to re-create negative images of otherness.

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