Gender and Agency: Reconfiguring the Subject in Feminist and Social Theory / Edition 1

Gender and Agency: Reconfiguring the Subject in Feminist and Social Theory / Edition 1

by Lois McNay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745613489

ISBN-13: 9780745613482

Pub. Date: 08/16/2000

Publisher: Wiley

This book reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies. McNay argues that recent thought on the formation of the modern subject offers a one-sided account of agency, which underplays the creative dimension present in the responses of individuals.

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This book reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies. McNay argues that recent thought on the formation of the modern subject offers a one-sided account of agency, which underplays the creative dimension present in the responses of individuals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745613482
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gender, Subjectification and Agency: Introductory Remarks.

2. Body, Position, Power: Bourdieu and Butler on Agency.

3. Gender and Narrative: Ricoeur on the Coherence of Self.

4. Psyche and Society: Castoriadis and the Creativity of Action.

5. Gender and Change: Concluding Remarks.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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