Destabilizing Theory

Destabilizing Theory : Contemporary Feminist Debates

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This major new book is the most up-to-date account of current feminist debates, written by some of the world's leading feminist thinkers. The 1980s saw a devastating critique of the simple unities of woman or woman's experience as a theoretical basis for feminist politics. The 1990s brought a powerful reappraisal of the universalizing tendencies in mainstream political, social and cultural theory, as feminists explored the deeper biases that go beyond `mere sexism' to structure the very terms of theoretical debate. Destabilizing Theory pushes this debate further with major new essays by Michele Barrett and Anne Phillips, and specially commissioned papers from prominent theorists in Britain, the USA and Australia, who take up and develop the themes in a variety of contexts.show more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 484g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0745607942
  • 9780745607948

Table of contents

Introduction, Michele Barrett and Anne Phillips; universal pretensions in political thought, Anne Phillips; post-post modernism? theorizing social complexity, Sylvia Walby; "Women's Interests" and the post-structuralist state, Rosemary Pringle and Sophie Watson; feminist encounters - locating the politics of experience, Chandra Talpade Mohanty; sexual practice and changing lesbian identities, Biddy Martin; power, bodies and difference, Moira Gatens; feminism, painting, history, Griselda Pollock; the politics of translation, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; words and things - materialism and method in contemporary feminist analysis, Michele Barrett.show more

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