Time Travels: Feminism, Nature, Power

Time Travels: Feminism, Nature, Power

by Elizabeth Grosz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822335662

ISBN-13: 9780822335665

Pub. Date: 06/22/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Recently the distinguished feminist theorist Elizabeth Grosz has turned her critical acumen toward rethinking time and duration. Time Travels brings her trailblazing essays together to show how reconceptualizing temporality transforms and revitalizes key scholarly and political projects. In these essays, Grosz demonstrates how imagining different relations

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Recently the distinguished feminist theorist Elizabeth Grosz has turned her critical acumen toward rethinking time and duration. Time Travels brings her trailblazing essays together to show how reconceptualizing temporality transforms and revitalizes key scholarly and political projects. In these essays, Grosz demonstrates how imagining different relations between the past, present, and future alters understandings of social and scientific projects ranging from theories of justice to evolutionary biology, and she explores the radical implications of the reordering of these projects for feminist, queer, and critical race theories.

Grosz’s reflections on how rethinking time might generate new understandings of nature, culture, subjectivity, and politics are wide ranging. She moves from a compelling argument that Charles Darwin’s notion of biological and cultural evolution can potentially benefit feminist, queer, and antiracist agendas to an exploration of modern jurisprudence’s reliance on the notion that justice is only immanent in the future and thus is always beyond reach. She examines Henri Bergson’s philosophy of duration in light of the writings of Gilles Deleuze, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and William James, and she discusses issues of sexual difference, identity, pleasure, and desire in relation to the thought of Deleuze, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, and Luce Irigaray. Together these essays demonstrate the broad scope and applicability of Grosz’s thinking about time as an undertheorized but uniquely productive force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822335665
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/22/2005
Series:
Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
942,300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................vii
Introduction....................1
1. Darwin and Feminism: Preliminary Investigations into a Possible Alliance....................13
2. Darwin and the Ontology of Life....................35
3. The Nature of Culture....................43
4. The Time of Violence: Derrida, Deconstruction, and Value....................55
5. Drucilla Cornell, Identity, and the "Evolution" of Politics....................71
6. Deleuze, Bergson, and the Virtual....................93
7. Merleau-Ponty, Bergson, and the Question of Ontology....................113
8. The Thing....................131
9. Prosthetic Objects....................145
10. The Time of Thought....................155
11. The Force of Sexual Difference....................171
12. (Inhuman) Forces: Power, Pleasure, and Desire....................185
13. The Future of Female Sexuality....................197
Notes....................215
References....................241
Index....................253

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