Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?

Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230621459
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/10/2010
Series: Breaking Feminist Waves
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Kant, Critique and Politics, International Political Theory, Hegel and Feminist Philosophy, and Time and World Politics. She co-edited Cosmopolitan Citizenship, with Roland Dannreuther, and was a founding editor of the journal Contemporary Political Theory.

Tuija Pulkkinen is Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Helsinki. She is the author of Valtio ja vapaus (The State and Liberty/Freedom), The Postmodern and Political Agency, and the co-editor of Käsitteet liikkeessä. Suomen poliittisten käsitteiden historia (Concepts in Motion: The History of Political Concepts in Finland) and Ashgate Research Companion on the Politics and History of Deomcratization in Europe. She is an editor of the journal Redescriptions.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

About the Contributors xi

1 Introduction: Reading Hegel Kimberly Hutchings Tuija Pulkkinen 1

Part 1 Feminist Encounters with Hegel

2 Differing Spirits-Reflections on Hegelian Inspiration in Feminist Theory Tuija Pulkkinen 19

3 Queering Hegel: Three Incisions Joanna Hodge 39

4 Antigone's Liminality: Hegel's Racial Purification of Tragedy and the Naturalization of Slavery Tina Chanter 61

5 Knowing Thyself: Hegel, Feminism and an Ethics of Heteronomy Kimberly Hutchings 87

6 Longing for Recognition Judith Butler 109

Part 2 Re-Reading Hegel's Method

7 Beyond Tragedy: Tracing the Aristophanian Subtext of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Karin de Boer 133

8 Reading the Same Twice Over: The Place of the Feminine in the Time of Hegelian Spirit Rakefet Efrat-Levkovich 153

9 Womanlife or Lifework and Psycho-technique: Woman as the Figure of the Plasticity of Transcendence Susanna Lindberg 177

10 The Gender of Spirit: Hegel's Moves and Strategies Laura Werner 195

11 Matter and Form: Hegel, Organicism, and the Difference between Women and Men Alison Stone 211

12 Debating Hegel's Legacy for Contemporary Feminist Politics Nancy Bauer Kimberly Hutchings Tuija Pulkkinen Alison Stone 233

Bibliography 253

Index 265

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