Overview

In an era of backlash and supposed stagnation, feminist philosophers are still providing fresh and challenging perspectives—you just have to know where to look. Continental feminist theory continues to address pressing questions of equality and difference, identity and subjectivity. Modern thinkers like Judith Butler, Kelly Oliver, and Drucilla Cornell give strikingly new perspectives on sex, gender, sexual politics, and the various social reasons for gender inequality. Yet their theories are not always well ...
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Continental Feminism Reader

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Overview

In an era of backlash and supposed stagnation, feminist philosophers are still providing fresh and challenging perspectives—you just have to know where to look. Continental feminist theory continues to address pressing questions of equality and difference, identity and subjectivity. Modern thinkers like Judith Butler, Kelly Oliver, and Drucilla Cornell give strikingly new perspectives on sex, gender, sexual politics, and the various social reasons for gender inequality. Yet their theories are not always well received. Continental Feminism Reader responds to the marginalization of these thinkers and others like them. In this volume, Ann J. Cahill and Jennifer Hansen collect the most groundbreaking recent work in Continental Feminist Theory, introducing and explaining pieces that are often mystifying to those outside the field and outside academia. With these essays, Continental Feminism Reader begins the process of reanimating feminist politics through the critical tools of its contributors.
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Editorial Reviews

Altar Magazine
Incredibly fascinating and insightful.
Tina Chanter
This important collection brings together key writings by major feminist theorists of our time. It is a valuable tool for acquainting students with the dominant theoretical approaches to contemporary feminism.
Sara Ruddick
Cahill and Hansen have produced a useful reader that is also a pleasure to study. Their introductory remarks are extensive, clear, and original, inviting even a skeptic of the analytic/continental divide to rethink and learn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780585466729
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ann J. Cahill is assistant professor of philosophy at Elon University. Jennifer Hansen is assistant professor of philosophy at Gettysburg College.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Judith Butler
Chapter 3 Introduction: The Politics of Sexual Identity
Chapter 4 'Woman' as the Subject of Feminism
Chapter 5 Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions
Chapter 6 Conclusion: From Parody to Politics
Chapter 7 Rosi Braidotti
Chapter 8 Introduction: Nomadic Subjectivity
Chapter 9 Sexual Difference as Nomadic Political Project
Chapter 10 Teresa Brennan
Chapter 11 Introduction: Detours and Delays
Chapter 12 Social Pressure
Chapter 13 Essence Against Identity
Chapter 14 Kelly Oliver
Chapter 15 Introduction: Abjected Maternal Love and Paternal Pathology
Chapter 16 The Morality of American Manhood, Responsibility, and Virility
Chapter 17 What is Transformative about the Performative? From Repetition to Working-Through
Chapter 18 Drucilla Cornell
Chapter 19 Introduction: Equivalent Rights
Chapter 20 Living Together: Psychic Space and the Demand for Sexual Equality
Chapter 21 Teresa de Lauretis
Chapter 22 Introduction: Women Writing Passionate Fictions of Woman
Chapter 23 Through the Looking Glass
Chapter 24 Moira Gatens
Chapter 25 Introduction: Imaginary Bodies and Real Difference
Chapter 26 Power, Bodies, and Difference
Chapter 27 Towards a Feminist Philosophy of the Body
Chapter 28 Elizabeth Grosz
Chapter 29 Introduction: The Promise of the Unruly Body
Chapter 30 Sexed Bodies
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