Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming / Edition 1

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This original contribution to current debates is written for those who find changes and transformations challenging and necessary. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy, feminist theory, gender studies, sociology, social theory and cultural studies.
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"Wonderfully thought provoking, highly stylized, and imaginativelywritten."

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 thesubject of this rich philosophical work. Insects, women,philosophers, cyborgs – promising monsters all, and all areenlisted in drawing up a cartography of becoming. Braidotti writeswith enormous energy and style. Never forgetting the subjectstructured in sexual difference, she searches for figurations thatcan guide us to emergences more attuned to justice, pleasure, andhistorical specificity. This book warms my biophilic heart, as itinforms my feminist soul and gives pleasure to my embodiedmind."

Donna J. Haraway, University of California at SantaCruz

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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

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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