Sex, Breath, and Force

Sex, Breath, and Force : Sexual Difference in a Post-Feminist Era

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This collection of essays provides a reassessment of the question of sexual difference, taking into account important shifts in feminist thought, post-humanist theories, and queer studies. The contributors offer new and refreshing insights into the complex question of sexual difference from a post-feminist perspective, and how it is reformulated in various related areas of study, such as ontology, epistemology, metaphysics, biology, technology, and mass-media.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0739110322
  • 9780739110324

About Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Ellen Mortensen

Ellen Mortensen is director of the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Force of Sexual Difference Chapter 3 A Difference of Origin Chapter 4 From Sexual Difference to the Way of Breath: Towards a Feminist Ontology of Ourselves Chapter 5 "Traces of Otherness" Chapter 6 Nietzsche in the Feminine? Questioning Nietzche's Will to Power Chapter 7 Matter, Sexual Difference, and Death in Aristotle Chapter 8 Secrets and Drive Chapter 9 The Depressed Sex: Sublimation and Sexual Difference Chapter 10 Out of the National Closet:Show Me Love Chapter 11 Differences That Matter? Or: What Is Feminist Critique? Chapter 12 "Through Desire and Love": Simone de Beauvoir on the Possibilities of Sexual Desire

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