Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies

Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies

by Elspeth Probyn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415073553

ISBN-13: 9780415073554

Pub. Date: 05/10/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Sexing the Self, Elspeth Probyn examines the tendency among cultural theorists to turn to their own life experience when describing the personal. Probyn identifies this evacuation of ``experience'' as a critical term in cultural studies, and argues for a move beyond the accepted mode of representation, in which no one can speak for another. She also tackles the

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In Sexing the Self, Elspeth Probyn examines the tendency among cultural theorists to turn to their own life experience when describing the personal. Probyn identifies this evacuation of ``experience'' as a critical term in cultural studies, and argues for a move beyond the accepted mode of representation, in which no one can speak for another. She also tackles the issue of one's sexual self, a question of vital importance to feminists, yet one which has been neglected by feminist theory. Probyn further suggests that there are ways of using the idea of a gendered self to theorize about our non-essential but embodied selves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415073554
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/10/1993
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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