Housekeeping | Critical Essay by Thomas Foster

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of Housekeeping.
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SOURCE: Foster, Thomas. “History, Critical Theory, and Women's Social Practices: ‘Women's Time’ and Housekeeping.Signs 14, no. 1 (autumn 1988): 73-99.

In the following essay, Foster examines Julia Kristeva's feminist critique of women's liberation in her essay “Women's Time” and applies Kristeva's theoretical perspective toward a critical analysis of Robinson's Housekeeping.

The value of the deconstructive critique to feminist theory and the form it should take within a political reading practice continue to be debated by feminist critics.1 However, the relevance of Julia Kristeva's essay “Women's Time” to this debate has not been generally acknowledged.2 “Women's Time” offers a historical model of recent developments in the women's movement, a model that presents feminist expropriation of deconstruction as a possibility generated by (at least) Western women's historical situation. Kristeva suggests that...

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