Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies / Edition 1

Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies / Edition 1

by Elspeth Probyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415073561

ISBN-13: 9780415073561

Pub. Date: 05/10/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Faced with the seemingly enormous difficulty of representing 'others', many theorists working in Cultural Studies have been turning to themselves as a way of speaking about the personal. In Sexing the Self Elspeth Probyn tackles this question of the sex of the self, an issue of vital importance to feminists and yet neglected by feminist theory until now, to…  See more details below

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Faced with the seemingly enormous difficulty of representing 'others', many theorists working in Cultural Studies have been turning to themselves as a way of speaking about the personal. In Sexing the Self Elspeth Probyn tackles this question of the sex of the self, an issue of vital importance to feminists and yet neglected by feminist theory until now, to suggest that there are ways of using our gendered selves in order to speak and theorize non-essential but embodied selves. Arguing for 'feminisms with attitude', Sexing the Self ranges across a wide range of theoretical strands, drawing upon a body of literature from early Cultural Studies to Anglo-American feminist literary criticism, from 'identity debates' to Foucault's 'care of the self'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415073561
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/10/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: speaking the self and other feminist subjects1
1A problematic: speaking the self7
2Problematic selves: the irony of the feminine32
3Moving selves and stationary others: ethnography's ontological dilemma58
4Materializing locations: images and selves82
5Technologizing the self: Foucault and 'le souci du soi'108
6'Without her I'm nothing: feminisms with attitude138
Conclusion: sexing the self165
Bibliography174
Index187

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