Overview

Transformations is a thorough assessment of feminism's place in contemporary life. With contributions from some of the most important current feminist thinkers, this book traces both of the shifts in thinking that have allowed feminism to arrive at its present point and the way that feminist agendas have progressed in line with wider social developments. The editors engage in current debates as diverse as globalization, technoscience, embodiment and performativity, taking feminism in fresh directions, mapping new...
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Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism

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Overview

Transformations is a thorough assessment of feminism's place in contemporary life. With contributions from some of the most important current feminist thinkers, this book traces both of the shifts in thinking that have allowed feminism to arrive at its present point and the way that feminist agendas have progressed in line with wider social developments. The editors engage in current debates as diverse as globalization, technoscience, embodiment and performativity, taking feminism in fresh directions, mapping new territory and suggesting alternative possibilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134599653
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/19/2005
  • Series: Transformations
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Introduction: thinking through feminism 1
Pt. I The rhetorical affects of feminism 25
Introduction 27
1 The subject of true feeling: pain, privacy and politics 33
2 Shaming theory, thinking dis-connections: feminism and reconciliation 48
3 Owned suffering: thinking the feminist political imagination with Simone de Beauvoir and Richard Wright 61
4 Unifying forces: rhetorical reflections on a pro-choice image 77
5 Luce Irigaray's sexuate rights and the politics of performativity 92
Pt. II Boundaries and connections 109
Introduction 111
6 Claiming transformation: travel notes with pictures 119
7 From politics of identity to politics of complexity: a possible research agenda for feminist politics/movements across time and space 131
8 Operatic karaoke and the pitfalls of identity politics: a translated performance 145
9 Crossing boundaries: rethinking/teaching identity 159
Pt. III Knowledges and disciplines 173
Introduction 175
10 Forays of a philosophical feminist: sexual difference, genealogy, teleology 182
11 Philosophy and the feminist imagination 196
12 Still telling it like it is?: problems of feminist truth claims 207
13 Techno-triumphalism, techno-tourism, American dreams and feminism 221
14 Nuclear families: women's narratives of the making of the atomic bomb 235
Pt. IV Subject matters 251
Introduction 253
15 Objects of innovation: post-occupational reflexivity and re-traditionalisations of gender 259
16 Consumerism and 'compulsory individuality': women, will and potential 273
17 Reframing pregnant embodiment 288
18 Monsters, marvels and metaphysics: beyond the powers of horror 303
19 Belonging and unbelonging: transformations of memory in the photographs of Virginia Woolf 316
Index 332
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