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Feminism and the New Democracy: Resiting the Political

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This wide-ranging book responds to and moves beyond recent debates about the relationship between feminism and politics to offer a vision for the future of feminist theory. Leading figures have combined to offer a broad framework through which to articulate a 'new democracy' - one that transgresses the traditional oppositions of equality and difference, sex and gender, essential and constructed, to view the 'political' as complex, layered and relational.

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Overview

This wide-ranging book responds to and moves beyond recent debates about the relationship between feminism and politics to offer a vision for the future of feminist theory. Leading figures have combined to offer a broad framework through which to articulate a 'new democracy' - one that transgresses the traditional oppositions of equality and difference, sex and gender, essential and constructed, to view the 'political' as complex, layered and relational.

Issues addressed include: gender, ethnicity, culture and sexual orientation, always embracing the multiple terrains and spaces produced by politics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: NATIONAL VICTIMS - 'Siting/Citing/Sighting the New Democracy'
'Flowers from the Volcano' - Kathleen B Jones
The Politics of Responsibility and Perspectives on Violence against Women
Feminism of the North and West for Export - Zillah Eisenstein
Transnational Capital and the Racializing of Gender
Exilic Affinities - Kate Mehuron
Diasporic Coalitions in an Epidemic
Forgotten History - Karen Engle and Ranjana Khanna
Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture
See No Evil, Speak No Evil - Renata Salecl
Hate Speech and Human Rights
PART TWO: PRACTICISING COALITIONS
Equality, Difference and Democracy - Nancy Fraser
Recent Feminist Debates in the United States
Constructing/Deconstructing 'Women' - Manisha Desai
Reflections from the Contemporary Women's Movement in India
(Be)Coming Out - Shane Phelan
Lesbian Identity and Politics
Genealogical Feminism - Lee Quinby
A Politic Way of Looking
PART THREE: BODILY LOCATIONS
Spare Parts, Family Values, Old Children, Cheap - Patricia J Williams
The Regulation of Lesbian Sexuality through Erasure - Anna Marie Smith
The Case of Jennifer Saunders
Performing Theory - Shannon Bell
Socrates, Sam, Kate and Scarlot
PART FOUR: DEMOCRATIC REFLECTIONS
Gender Hierarchy, Equality, and the Possibility of Democracy - Drucilla Cornell
Musing as a Feminist in a Postfeminist Era - Patricia S Mann
The Reflective Solidarity of Democratic Feminism - Jodi Dean
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