The Power of Feminist Theory

The Power of Feminist Theory

by Amy Allen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813390727
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/24/1998
Series: Feminist Theory and Politics Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1640L (what's this?)

About the Author

Amy Allen is assistant professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College. Her articles have appeared in Hypatia,Constellations, and the Journal of Value Inquiry.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1Feminist Conceptions of Power: A Critical Assessment7
Power as Resource8
Power as Domination11
Power as Empowerment18
Conclusion24
2The Genealogy of Power: Michel Foucault31
Foucault's Conception of Power33
A Theory for Women?37
A Theory for Feminists48
Limits to the Collaboration: Resistance, Agency, and Solidarity53
Conclusion56
3Power Trouble: Judith Butler's Feminist Genealogy of Power65
Performativity: Take One66
Performativity: Take Two71
Limitations to Performativity75
Conclusion81
4The Power of Solidarity: Hannah Arendt87
Foucault, Butler, and Arendt: An Unlikely Alliance88
Arendt's Conception of Power98
Beyond Sisterhood: Rethinking Solidarity103
A Limitation to Arendt's Conception of Power110
5A Feminist Conception of Power119
Defining Power121
Methodological Considerations129
Bibliography139
Index147

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