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Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521659840
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 234
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In Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism, first published in 2000, Brooke Ackerly demonstrates the shortcomings of contemporary deliberative democratic theory, relativism and essentialism for guiding the practice of social criticism in the real, imperfect world. Drawing theoretical implications from the activism of Third World feminists who help bring to public audiences the voices of women silenced by coercion, Brooke Ackerly provides a practicable model of social criticism. She argues that feminist critics have managed to achieve in practice what other theorists do only incompletely in theory. Complemented by Third World feminist social criticism, deliberative democratic theory becomes critical theory - actionable, coherent, and self-reflective. While a complement to democratic theory, Third World feminist social criticism also addresses the problem in feminist theory associated with attempts to deal with identity politics. Third World feminist social criticism thus takes feminist theory beyond the critical impasse of the tension between anti-relativist and anti-essentialist feminist theory.

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521650199
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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Drawing on theoretical insights from Third World women's activism, Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism develops democratic theory as a critical theory relevant to dealing with real world inequalities. Brooke Ackerly examines the methods by which real world feminist activists have criticized society, and argues that their activities show how feminist theory can move beyond its theoretical impasse toward articulating social criticism with critical teeth. Her book will be of interest to political and social theorists, and to students and scholars of women's studies, feminism, and human rights.

Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism

Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism

Justice, Recognition, and the Feminine

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Gauthier
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791433638
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 233
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This book draws mutually enlightening parallels between controversial themes in contemporary feminist thought and Hegel's political philosophy. Jeffrey A. Gauthier argues that feminism can gainfully employ Hegel's historicizing of Kant's ethics of universality, as well as his socializing of Kant's conception of autonomy, in defense of a number of controversial feminist claims. Hegel and Feminist Social Criticism brings the Hegelian texts into a critical dialogue with the work of a number of important contemporary feminist theorists, including Annette Baier, Cheshire Calhoun, Drucilla Cornell, Marilyn Friedman, Marilyn Frye, Sandra Harding, Luce Irigaray, Alison Jaggar, Helen Longino, and Catharine MacKinnon. In a series of discussions taking up issues such as consciousness-raising, standpoint theory, sexist agency, critiques of universalism, the emotions, systematic violence against women, and "difference" theory, the book offers a sustained argument not only for the importance of Hegel for feminist thought but for the significance of feminism in clarifying and developing certain key Hegelian ideas as well.

Feminisms

Feminisms

An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Author: Robyn R. Warhol,Diane Price Herndl
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813523897
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1207
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In the landmark 1991 edition of Feminisms, Robyn Warhol and Diane Price Herndl assembled the most comprehensive collection of American and British feminist literary criticism ever published. In this revised edition, the editors have updated the volume, in keeping with the expanding parameters of feminist literary discourse. With the inclusion of more than two dozen new essays, along with a major reorganization of the sections in which they appear, Warhol and Price Herndl have again established the measure for representing the latest developments in the field of feminist literary theory. Believing that the feminist movement can only move forward "where difference commands attention, not dismissal or negativism," they have continued the original collection's mission of providing a multiplicity of perspectives and approaches. This revised edition contains three new sections ("Conflict," "Gaze," and "Practice") and includes more selections by and about women of color and lesbians.

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

  • Author: Ewa Płonowska Ziarek
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231161492
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 265
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Ewa Ziarek fully articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. She examines the contradiction between women's transformative literary and political practices and the oppressive realities of racist violence and sexism, and she situates these tensions within the entrenched opposition between revolt and melancholia in studies of modernity and within the friction between material injuries and experimental aesthetic forms. Ziarek's political and aesthetic investigations concern the exclusion and destruction of women in politics and literary production and the transformation of this oppression into the inaugural possibilities of writing and action. Her study is one of the first to combine an in-depth engagement with philosophical aesthetics, especially the work of Theodor W. Adorno, with women's literary modernism, particularly the writing of Virginia Woolf and Nella Larsen, along with feminist theories on the politics of race and gender. By bringing seemingly apolitical, gender-neutral debates about modernism's experimental forms together with an analysis of violence and destroyed materialities, Ziarek challenges both the anti-aesthetic subordination of modern literature to its political uses and the appreciation of art's emancipatory potential at the expense of feminist and anti-racist political struggles.

Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism

Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism

A Norton Reader

  • Author: Sandra M. Gilbert,Susan Gubar
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393927900
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 997
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With selections by more than 100 writers and scholars, the Reader is an ideal companion for literature surveys where critical and theoretical texts are featured, as well as a rich, flexible core text for advanced courses in feminist theory and criticism. The Reader can be packaged with the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, Third Edition, at a substantial discount.

Feminisms Redux

Feminisms Redux

An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Author: Diane Price Herndl
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism and literature
  • Page: 542
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The Feminist Reader

The Feminist Reader

Essays in Gender and the Politics of Literary Criticism

  • Author: Catherine Belsey,Jane Moore
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
  • ISBN: 9781577181309
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 265
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Offering vital readings from today's leading theorists, this new, comprehensive edition of a highly successful anthology examines the implications of the patriarchal nature of the literary canon and the relative exclusion of women from early literary history. The volume is fully annotated and includes a glossary of unfamiliar terms, suggestions for further reading, and an updated Introduction.

Ecofeminist Natures

Ecofeminist Natures

Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action

  • Author: Noel Sturgeon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317959019
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Examining the development of ecofeminism from the 1980s antimilitarist movement to an internationalist ecofeminism in the 1990s, Sturgeon explores the ecofeminist notions of gender, race, and nature. She moves from detailed historical investigations of important manifestations of US ecofeminism to a broad analysis of international environmental politics.

The Oppositional Imagination (RLE Feminist Theory)

The Oppositional Imagination (RLE Feminist Theory)

Feminism, Critique and Political Theory

  • Author: Joan Cocks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136203869
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 254
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The Oppositional Imagination draws together elements from Marxism, analytical philosophy, post-structuralism, and post-colonial criticism to analyse the elusive interplay of culture and power. It focuses its attention on cultural domination, opposition and evasion in the realm of sex and gender. Joan Cocks reflects on questions crucial to both political theorists and feminists: the relationship between political theory and practical life; the possibility of bringing together a philosophical and a literary language to comprehend and evoke concrete experience; and the reconciliation of radical political commitment with an appreciation of shades of grey in the social world. She explores the variety of ways in which power and eroticism intersect; the liberating and tyrannical impulses of marginal cultures; and the place of the loyalist, the eccentric, the critic, the traitor, and the rebel in the sexual struggle. The Oppositional Imagination reaffirms the centrality of political theory and feminist practice while at the same time challenging certain of their key principles in thought-provoking ways.

Resisting Reality

Resisting Reality

Social Construction and Social Critique

  • Author: Sally Haslanger,Sally Anne Haslanger
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199892628
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 490
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In this collection of previously published essays, Sally Haslanger draws on insights from feminist and critical race theory and on the resources of contemporary analytic philosophy to develop the idea that gender and race are positions within a structure of social relations. Explicating the workings of these interlocking structures provides tools for understanding and combatting social injustice.

Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

  • Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674896468
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 330
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"Toward a Feminist Theory of the State" presents Catharine MacKinnon's powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on sexual subordination and applies it to the state. The result is an informed and compelling critique of inequality and a transformative vision of a direction for social change.

Reconstructing Political Theory

Reconstructing Political Theory

Feminist Perspectives

  • Author: Mary Lyndon Shanley,Uma Narayan
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271017259
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 225
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In this volume, a companion to Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory (Penn State, 1991) edited by Mary Lyndon Shanley and Carole Pateman, leading feminist theorists rethink the traditional concepts of political theory and expand the range of problems and concerns regarded as central to the analysis of political life. Written by well-known scholars in philosophy, political science, sociology, and law, the book provides a rich interdisciplinary account of key issues in political thought. While some of the chapters discuss traditional concepts such as rights, power, freedom, and citizenship, others argue that topics less frequently discussed in political theory--such as the family, childhood, dependency, compassion and suffering--are just as significant for an understanding of political life. The Introduction shows how such diverse topics can be linked together and how feminist political theory can be elaborated systematically if it takes notions of independence and dependency, public and private, and power and empowerment as central to its agenda.

Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique

Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique

Essays in Honor of Nancy Fraser

  • Author: Banu Bargu,Chiara Bottici
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319523864
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 323
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This edited collection examines the relationship between three central terms—capitalism, feminism, and critique—while critically celebrating the work and life of a thinker who has done the most to address this nexus: Nancy Fraser. In honor of her seventieth birthday, and in the spirit of her work in the tradition of critical theory, this collection brings together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical approaches to address this conjunction and evaluate Fraser’s lifelong contributions to theorizing it. Scholars from philosophy, political science, sociology, gender studies, race theory and economics come together to think through the vicissitudes of capitalism and feminism while also responding to different elements of Nancy Fraser’s work, which weaves together a strong feminist standpoint with a vibrant and complex critique of capitalism. Going beyond conventional disciplinary distinctions and narrow debates, all the contributors to this project share a commitment to critically understanding the connection between capitalism, exploitation, and the viable roads for emancipation. They recover insights provided by classical traditions of political and social thought, but they also open new research directions adapted to the global challenges of our time.

Changing Subjects

Changing Subjects

The Making of Feminist Literary Criticism

  • Author: Gayle Greene,Coppélia Kahn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415523567
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
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These twenty autobiographical essays by eminent feminist literary critics explore the process by which women scholars became feminist scholars, articulating the connections between the personal and political in their lives and work. They describe the experiences that radicalised women within academia and without, as students, professors, scholars, political activists, women. From these diverse histories a collective history emerges of the development of feminism as an intellectual and social movement, as a heuristic tool, as the redefinition of knowledge and power. This book presents a history of the field through the eyes of those who have created it. Offering a spectrum of experiences and critical positions that engage with current debates in feminism, it will be valuable to teachers and students of feminist theory, women’s studies, and the history of the women’s movement. It will interest female writers and scholars in all disciplines and anyone who cares about feminism and its future.

Challenging Liberalism

Challenging Liberalism

Feminism as Political Critique

  • Author: Lisa H. Schwartzman
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271045276
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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Questions about the relevance and value of various liberal concepts are at the heart of important debates among feminist philosophers and social theorists. Although many feminists invoke concepts such as rights, equality, autonomy, and freedom in arguments for liberation, some attempt to avoid them, noting that they can also reinforce and perpetuate oppressive social structures. In Challenging Liberalism Schwartzman explores the reasons why concepts such as rights and equality can sometimes reinforce oppression. She argues that certain forms of abstraction and individualism are central to liberal methodology and that these give rise to a number of problems. Drawing on the work of feminist moral, political, and legal theorists, she constructs an approach that employs these concepts, while viewing them from within a critique of social relations of power.

Feminist Literary Criticism

Feminist Literary Criticism

Explorations in Theory

  • Author: Josephine C. Donovan
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813157994
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 112
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The first major book of feminist critical theory published in the United States is now available in an expanded second edition. This widely cited pioneering work presents a new introduction by the editor and a new bibliography of feminist critical theory from the last decade. This book has become indispensable to an understanding of feminist theory. Contributors include Cheri Register, Dorin Schumacher, Marcia Holly, Barbara Currier Bell, Carol Ohmann, Carolyn Heilbrun, Catherine Stimpson, and Barbara A. White.

The Politics of Everybody

The Politics of Everybody

Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection

  • Author: Assistant Professor Holly Lewis
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1783602902
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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The Politics of Everybody examines the production and maintenance of the terms 'man', 'woman', and 'other' within the current political moment; the contradictions of these categories and the prospects of a Marxist approach to praxis for queer bodies. Few thinkers have attempted to reconcile queer and Marxist analysis. Those who have propose the key contested site to be that of desire/sexual expression. This emphasis on desire, Lewis argues, is symptomatic of the neoliberal project and has led to a continued fascination with the politics of identity. By arguing that Marxist analysis is in fact most beneficial to gender politics within the arena of body production, categorization and exclusion Lewis develops a theory of gender and the sexed body that is wedded to the realities of a capitalist political economy. Boldly calling for a new, materialist queer theory, Lewis defines a politics of liberation that is both intersectional, transnational, and grounded in lived experience.

Feminist Legal Theory

Feminist Legal Theory

Readings In Law And Gender

  • Author: Katherine Bartlett
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429980116
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 446
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The emergence of feminist legal theory has reshaped people's understanding of the law and its potential for reforming social and political norms. This collection includes both classic and new papers of feminist work in philosophy, psychoanalysis, political theory and literary criticism.

The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory

The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory

  • Author: Ellen Rooney
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139826638
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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Feminism has dramatically influenced the way literary texts are read, taught and evaluated. Feminist literary theory has deliberately transgressed traditional boundaries between literature, philosophy and the social sciences in order to understand how gender has been constructed and represented through language. This lively and thought-provoking Companion presents a range of approaches to the field. Some of the essays demonstrate feminist critical principles at work in analysing texts, while others take a step back to trace the development of a particular feminist literary method. The essays draw on a range of primary material from the medieval period to postmodernism and from several countries, disciplines and genres. Each essay suggests further reading to explore this field further. This is the most accessible guide available both for students of literature new to this developing field, and for students of gender studies and readers interested in the interactions of feminism, literary criticism and literature.