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Living Attention: On Teresa Brennan
     

Living Attention: On Teresa Brennan

by Alice Jardine
 

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As an internationally respected feminist philosopher, radical social and political theorist, and tireless activist, Teresa Brennan (1952-2003) was one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Living Attention is a tribute to the significance of her thought and a testament to the transformative power of her life.

This book demonstrates the scope of Brennan

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As an internationally respected feminist philosopher, radical social and political theorist, and tireless activist, Teresa Brennan (1952-2003) was one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Living Attention is a tribute to the significance of her thought and a testament to the transformative power of her life.

This book demonstrates the scope of Brennan's thought as it continues to challenge academics, public intellectuals, and government leaders. Her concerns ranged from the implications of psychoanalytic theory to relations between men and women to the effects of globalization on our ecological system. The contributors to this volume-from a broad variety of disciplines, including philosophy, literature, government, literary and critical theory, and women's studies-take up Brennan's call to radical thinking and, by examining different aspects of Brennan's work, critically engage with her oeuvre.

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These extraordinary essays show the far-ranging significance of Teresa Brennan's thought, while at the same time continue her project of envisioning the possibility of creating something new from the remains of patriarchy and globalization. Situating her work within the feminist tradition known as 'Australian materialism,' the essays included here respond to Brennan's work on affectivity, mourning, modernity, contemporary biological and neurological research, and ethical responsibility. Together they offer sustenance and new directions of thought for those of us who are left to carry on the work of this much-admired and important thinker.— Peg Birmingham, author of Hannah Arendt and Human Rights: The Predicament of Common Responsibility

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791480120
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
289 KB

Meet the Author

Alice A. Jardine is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Studies on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. She is the coeditor (with Anne M. Menke) of Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France.

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