Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Edited By Bernd Fischer and May Mergenthaler
Topics range from the French Revolution’s exclusive social metaphors to Herder’s anticipation of virtual publics, from the distortions of public communication to revolutionary potentials of popular taste, and from postcolonial feuilletons to the global bio-political imaginaries evoked by mobile communication. The essays are intended for scholars and students in political theory and philosophy as well as in German, Latin American, and Modern Hebrew literature and culture.
Gendering the Public Sphere: Literary Journalism by Women in Mexico and Brazil
I do not deny the important role that biology plays in the makeup of the human being, but I refuse to accept the fact that our glands determine our destiny.
— ROSARIO CASTELLANOS, ‘Nivel’
The woman is, according to the classics, a mutilated man.
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