Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection / Edition 3

Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection / Edition 3

by Alison Weir
ISBN-10:
0199936889
ISBN-13:
9780199936885
Pub. Date:
03/01/2013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection / Edition 3


How can we think about identities in the wake of feminist critiques of identity and identity politics? In Identities and Freedom, Allison Weir rethinks conceptions of individual and collective identities in relation to freedom. Drawing on Taylor and Foucault, Butler, Zerilli, Mahmood, Mohanty, Young, and others, Weir develops a complex and nuanced account of identities that takes seriously the ways in which identity categories are bound up with power relations, with processes of subjection and exclusion, yet argues that identities are also sources of important values, and of freedom, for they are shaped and sustained by relations of interdependence and solidarity. Moving out of the paradox of identity and freedom requires understanding identities as effects of multiple contesting relations of power and relations of interdependence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199936885
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Who are We? Modern Identities Between Taylor and Foucault

Chapter 2. Home and Identity: In Memory of Iris Marion Young

Chapter 3. Global Feminism and Transformative Identity Politics

Chapter 4. Transforming Women

Chapter 5. Feminism and the Islamic Revival: Freedom as a Practice of Belonging

Conclusion

References

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