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Time Travels : Feminism, nature, power - Elizabeth Grosz

Time Travels

Feminism, nature, power

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In Time Travels distinguished feminist theorist Elizabeth Grosz turns her attention to a topic long hinted at in feminist politics, but rarely elaborated: the question of time and how it relates to power and subjectivity...Grosz draws out the implications of considering time as a positive natural force that orients and directs cultural, social and political life. She shows how this can transform our understanding of biology and nature, politics and power relations, and sexual and gender relations...In rethinking time, Grosz examines texts and positions that are usually considered outside the scope of feminism: Darwin's evolutionary theory, the writings of Nietzsche on the question of force, conceptions of violence as they are embodied in law, Bergson's understanding of duration, and Deleuze's notion of becoming. She also explores the radical implications of reconceptualising temporality for work on race, sexual difference, identity, pleasure and desire...Together, the essays in Time Travels demonstrate the breadth and applicability of Grosz's thinking about time as an under-theorised but uniquely productive force...'What does it mean to introduce time into thought? Bergson formulated this question in the nineteenth century; Deleuze took it up again in postwar France. In her philosophical travels through legal studies, new technologies, and debates in Darwinism, Elizabeth Grosz brilliantly pursues its punch for us today.' - John Rajchman, author of The Deleuze Connections

Acknowledgments vii..Introduction 1..PART I. NATURE, CULTURE, AND THE FUTURE..1. Darwin and Feminism: Preliminary Investigations into a Possible Alliance 13..2. Darwin and the Ontology of Life 35..3. The Nature of Culture 43..PART II. LAW, JUSTICE, AND THE FUTURE..4. The Time of Violence: Derrida, Deconstruction, and Value 55..5. Drucilla Cornell, Identity, and the Evolution of Politics 71..PART III. PHILOSOPHY, KNOWLEDGE, AND THE FUTURE..6. Deleuze, Bergson, and the Virtual 93..7. Merleau-Ponty, Bergson, and the Question of Ontology 113..8. The Thing 131..9. Prosthetic Objects 145..PART IV. IDENTITY, SEXUAL DIFFERENCE, AND THE FUTURE..10. The Time of Thought 155..11. The Force of Sexual Difference 171..12. (Inhuman) Forces: Power, Pleasure, and Desire 185..13. The Future of Female Sexuality 197..Notes 215..References 241..Index 253

ISBN: 9781741158564
ISBN-10: 1741158567
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1