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

Overview

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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