Subjectivity, Gender and the Struggle for Recognition

Subjectivity, Gender and the Struggle for Recognition

by P. McQueen


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Subjectivity, Gender and the Struggle for Recognition by P. McQueen

In this book Paddy McQueen examines the role that 'recognition' plays in our struggles to construct an identity and to make sense of ourselves as gendered beings. It analyses how such struggles for gender recognition are shaped by social discourses and power relations, and considers how feminism can best respond to these issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137425980
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Paddy McQueen is a Research Fellow at Queen's University, Belfast, where he also obtained his PhD. His primary research explores issues of subjectivity, gender, agency and power in philosophy and political theory. He is the co-author of Key Concepts in Philosophy (Palgrave, 2010).

Table of Contents

Contents 1. Introduction 2. The Importance of Recognition 3. The Subject in Philosophy and Politics 4. The Philosophy and Politics of Recognition 5. Feminism and the Politics of Gender 6. The Overall Structure and Arguments of the Book PART I: THE POLITICS OF RECOGNITION 7. Defining Recognition 8. Charles Taylor and the Politics of Recognition 9. Axel Honneth and the Struggle for Recognition 10. The Recognition-Redistribution Debate 11. The Deficit Model of Recognition: Some Initial Concerns PART II: THE IMPORTANCE OF HEGELIAN RECOGNITION 12. The Cartesian Subject and Authoritative Self-Knowledge 13. Kant, Fichte and the Turn Toward Recognition 14. Hegel: Self-Certainty, Freedom and Recognition 15. Interpretating the Master-Slave Dialectic: Inescapable Conflict or Mutual Authorisation? 16. How Other is the Other? Lévinas and the Limtis of Recognition PART III: SITUATING THE SUBJECT: IDENTITY, POWER AND RECOGNITION 17. Hegel and Arendt on Interpreting Identity 18. Becoming as Perpetual Over-Coming? The Nietzschean Critique of the Subject 19. Subject to Recognition: Power, Identity and Agency 20. Reimagining the Subject: Feminist Figurations of the Self PART IV: 'AIN'T I A WOMAN?' FEMINIST THEORY AND THE POLITICS OF RECOGNITION 21. Recognition in Consciousness-Raising and Radical Feminisms 22. Breaking the Universalist Paradigm: The Development of a Standpoint 23. Recognition, Experience and Solidarity 24. Rethinking Gender: Judith Butler's Politics of the Performative 25. Butler on Recognition and Power PART V: RECOGNITION TRANSGENDER IDENTITIES: NARRATIVES AND POLITICS OF THE GENDERED SELF 26. The Meaning and Importance of Transgender Identities 27. Transsexual Controversies 28. Diagnosing Transsexuality 29. Re-Reading Transsexuality: Sites of Power, Performativity and Recognition 30. The Recognition and Erasure of Deviant Gender Identities 31. Legal Recognition and the Regulation of Identity PART VI: RECOGNITION, QUEER POLITICS AND A LIVEABLE LIFE 32. The Meaning of a Liveable Life 33. Recognising and Working on Oneself 34. Recognition and the Politics of 'Coming Out' 35. Recognition, Gender and Queer Politics

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