Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming / Edition 1

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Overview

The discussions about the ethical, political and human implications of the postmodernist condition have been raging for longer than most of us care to remember. They have been especially fierce within feminism. After a brief flirtation with postmodern thinking in the 1980s, mainstream feminist circles seem to have turned their back on the staple notions of poststructuralist philosophy. Metamorphoses takes stock of the situation and attempts to reset priorities within the poststructuralist feminist agenda.
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"Wonderfully thought provoking, highly stylized, and imaginatively written."

Kevin Pelletier, Cultural Critique

"Replete with situated, embedded figurations, Metamorphoses is a book to grow with. Emergences, transformations, and materialist becomings of all kinds are the subject of this rich philosophical work. Insects, women, philosophers, cyborgs – promising monsters all, and all are enlisted in drawing up a cartography of becoming. Braidotti writes with enormous energy and style. Never forgetting the subject structured in sexual difference, she searches for figurations that can guide us to emergences more attuned to justice, pleasure, and historical specificity. This book warms my biophilic heart, as it informs my feminist soul and gives pleasure to my embodied mind."

Donna J. Haraway, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745625768
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosi Braidotti is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Utrecht, and Director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Prologue 1
1 Becoming Woman, or Sexual Difference Revisited 11
2 Zigzagging through Deleuze and Feminism 65
3 Met(r)amorphoses: becoming Woman/Animal/Insect 117
4 Cyber-teratologies 172
5 Meta(l)morphoses: the Becoming-Machine 212
Epilogue 264
Notes 271
Bibliography 274
Index 295
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