Social Postmodernism: Beyond Identity Politics

Social Postmodernism: Beyond Identity Politics

by Linda Nicholson, Steven Seidman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521475716

ISBN-13: 9780521475716

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Social Postmodernism offers a transformative political vision and addresses the live questions in identity politics. The postmodern focus on race, sexuality and gender is sharpened by integrating the micro-social concerns of the social movements associated with these issues and macro-institutional and cultural analysis. Social Postmodernism brings together leading

Overview

Social Postmodernism offers a transformative political vision and addresses the live questions in identity politics. The postmodern focus on race, sexuality and gender is sharpened by integrating the micro-social concerns of the social movements associated with these issues and macro-institutional and cultural analysis. Social Postmodernism brings together leading theorists to explore further the implications for the discourses of feminism, post-Marxian cultural studies, African-American, Gay, Latino/a and postcolonial studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521475716
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I. Critiques of Identity: 1. Interpreting gender Linda Nicholson; 2. Feminist encounters: locating the politics of experience Chandra Talpade Monhanty; 3. Postcolonial criticism and Indian historiography Gyan Prakash; Part II. Critiques of the Deconstruction of Identity: 4. African identities Kwame Anthony Appiah; 5. Deconstructing queer theory or the under-theorization of the social and the ethical Steven Seidman; 6. Queer visibility in commodity culture Rosemary Hennessy; Part III. Postmodern Approaches to the Social: 7. Gender as seriality: thinking about women as a social collective Iris Marion Young; 8. Refiguring social space Cindy Patton; 9. Just framing: ethnicities and racisms in a 'postmodern' framework Ali Rattansi; 10. Politics culture and the public sphere: toward a postmodern conception Nancy Fraser; Part IV. Postmodern Approaches to the Political: 11. Feminism citizenship and radical democratic politics Chantal Mouffe; 12. The space of justice: lesbians and democratic politics Shane Phelan; 13. Against the liberal state: ACT-UP and the emergence of postmodern politics Stanley Aronowitz; 14. Democracies of pleasure: thoughts on the goals of radical sexual politics R. W. Connell.

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