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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.

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.

Feminism and International Relations

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

  • Author: J. Ann Tickner,Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136724796
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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This important introduction to feminist International Relations discusses the history, present and future of the field. With a unique format, it examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty and human rights.

Sexual/textual Politics

Sexual/textual Politics

Feminist Literary Theory

  • Author: Toril Moi
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415280112
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 221
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What are the political implications of a feminist critical practice? How do the problems of the literary text relate to the priorities and perspectives of feminist politics as a whole? Sexual/Textual Politics addresses these fundamental questions and examines the strengths and limitations of the two main strands in feminist criticism, the Anglo-American and the French, paying particular attention to the works of Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva. In the years since publication this book has rightly attained the status of a classic. Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, Sexual/Textual Politics nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or apolitical approaches. With a new afterword in this edition, Sexual/Textual Politics is a must-read for all those interested in feminist literary theory.

Women in Political Theory

Women in Political Theory

  • Author: Jane Duran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134775768
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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The first volume to explore comprehensively the intersection of feminism, politics, and philosophy, Women in Political Theory sheds light on the contributions of women philosophers and theorists to contemporary political thought. With close attention to the work of five central thinkers-Sarah Grimké, Anna Julia Cooper, Jane Addams, Rosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt-this book not only offers sustained analyses of the thought of these leading figures, but also examines their relationship with established political theorists of the past, such as Locke, Machiavelli, and the ancients. Demonstrating that each of the figures covered was indeed a political theorist of her time, whilst highlighting the strength of her thought and the reasons for which it has not been accorded the attention that it merits, Women in Political Theory offers a fascinating overview of the political thought of five theorists whose work is central to an understanding of modern thought. As such, it will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, philosophy, political and social theory, feminist thought, and gender studies.

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly,Maria Stern,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139458736
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Why is feminist research carried out in international relations (IR)? What are the methodologies and methods that have been developed in order to carry out this research? Feminist Methodologies for International Relations offers students and scholars of IR, feminism, and global politics practical insight into the innovative methodologies and methods that have been developed - or adapted from other disciplinary contexts - in order to do feminist research for IR. Both timely and timeless, this volume makes a diverse range of feminist methodological reflections wholly accessible. Each of the twelve contributors discusses aspects of the relationships between ontology, epistemology, methodology, and method, and how they inform and shape their research. This important and original contribution to the field will both guide and stimulate new thinking.

Feminist Social and Political Theory

Feminist Social and Political Theory

Contemporary Debates and Dialogues

  • Author: Janice McLaughlin
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 0230629563
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 225
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This text introduces students to both feminism and other social and political theories via an examination of the inter-relationship between different feminist positions and key contemporary debates. The book takes each debate in turn, outlining the main themes and feminist responses.

Modern Political Theory and Contemporary Feminism

Modern Political Theory and Contemporary Feminism

A Dialectical Analysis

  • Author: Jennifer Ring
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791407530
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 229
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A deep grappling, within a feminist, Marxist, Hegelian, dialectal framework, with the problems of both conservative and liberal feminist epistemologies as they confront the concepts of objectivity and subjectivity in relation to feminist theory. Ring has thoroughly assimilated all of the countervaling currents and presents her critique with uncommon clarity. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

  • Author: Brooke Ackerly,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137054425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists use in their research around the world.

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

  • Author: Terry Eagleton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783476132468
  • Category: Criticism
  • Page: 230
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The Oppositional Imagination

The Oppositional Imagination

Feminism, Critique and Political Theory

  • Author: Joan Cocks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415635209
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 264
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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.

The Disorder of Women

The Disorder of Women

Democracy, Feminism, and Political Theory

  • Author: Carole Pateman
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804717656
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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Carole Pateman is one of the leading political theorists writing today. This wide-ranging volume brings together for the first time a selection of her work on democratic theory and feminist criticism of mainstream political theory. The volume includes substantial discussions of problems of democracy, citizenship and the welfare state, including the largely unrecognized difficulties surrounding women's participation. The inclusion of essays from both a mainstream and feminist perspective provides concrete examples of the differences between these two approaches to democracy, to questions of consent and political obligation, and to the relationship between the private and public spheres. This scholarly and highly challenging work will be of interest to students and researchers in political theory, political science, women's studies and sociology.

Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought

Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought

  • Author: Bob Jessop,Russell Wheatley
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415193306
  • Category: Marxian school of sociology
  • Page: 744
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Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms

Feminism, Theory, Politics

  • Author: Elizabeth Weed
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415635217
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 1152
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For over a decade, feminist studies have occupied an extraordinary position in the United States. On the one hand, they have contributed to the development of a strong ‘identity’ politics; on the other, they have been part of the post-structuralist critique of the unified subject – its experience, truth and presence – and of the massive challenge to Western metaphysics and humanism. Along with race and ethnic studies, feminist enquiry has moved beyond the fiction of a unitary feminism to address the differences within the study of difference. The essays in this volume all address feminism’s relationships to theory and politics at the level of the criticism and production of knowledge. Readers and students of politics, history, literature, philosophy, sociology and the sciences – anyone with a stake in theory and politics – will benefit from this powerful book.

Justice, Sustainability, and Security

Justice, Sustainability, and Security

Global Ethics for the 21st Century

  • Author: E. Heinze
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137322942
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 250
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Justice, Sustainability, and Security not only enhances our knowledge of these issues, but it teases out our moral dimensions and offer prescriptions for how governments and global actors might craft their policies to better consider their effects on the global human condition.

Der Report der Magd

Der Report der Magd

Roman

  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 3492970591
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Writing Environments

Writing Environments

  • Author: Sidney I. Dobrin,Christopher J. Keller
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791483894
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 377
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"Writing Environments addresses the intersections between writing and nature through interviews with some of America's leading environmental writers. The interviews are followed by critical responses from writing scholars. This diverse range of voices speaks lucidly and captivatingly about topics such as place, writing, teaching, politics, race, and culture, and how these overlap in many complex ways."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Governing Women

Governing Women

Women’s Political Effectiveness in Contexts of Democratization and Governance Reform

  • Author: Anne Marie Goetz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113591107X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 307
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Though the proportion of women in national assemblies still barely scrapes 16% on average, the striking outliers – Rwanda with 49% of its assembly female, Argentina with 35%, Liberia and Chile with new women presidents this year – have raised expectations that there is an upward trend in women’s representation from which we may expect big changes in the quality of governance. But getting women into public office is just the first step in the challenge of creating governance and accountability systems that respond to women’s needs and protect their rights. Using case studies from around the world, the essays in this volume consider the conditions for effective connections between women in civil society and women in politics, for the evolution of political party platforms responsive to women’s interests, for local government arrangements that enable women to engage effectively, and for accountability mechanisms that answer to women. The book’s argument is that good governance from a gender perspective requires more than more women in politics. It requires fundamental incentive changes to orient public action and policy to support gender equality.

Feminism, Utopia, and Narrative

Feminism, Utopia, and Narrative

  • Author: Libby Falk Jones
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9780870496363
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 222
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Essays from the intersection of feminist theory, literary criticism, and political philosophy trace the feminist utopian impulse in contexts as different as a medieval convent and contemporary science fiction, raising questions about the relationships between narrative and social change, utopianism and totalitarianism, and fantasy and hope. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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.