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Feminism and the New Democracy : Resiting the Political - Jodi Dean

Feminism and the New Democracy

Resiting the Political

By: Jodi Dean (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 1997
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This wide-ranging book responds to and moves beyond recent debates about the relationship between feminism and politics to offer a vision for the future of feminist theory. Leading figures have combined to offer a broad framework through which to articulate a new democracy' - one that transgresses the traditional oppositions of equality and difference, sex and gender, essential and constructed, to view the political' as complex, layered and relational.

Issues addressed include: gender, ethnicity, culture and sexual orientation, always embracing the multiple terrains and spaces produced by politics.

`A most welcome addition to any political theory course' - Political Studies



`Jodi Dean has compiled an exciting collection of essays that display and advance contemporary feminist contributions to democratic theory and politics. "Feminism" emerges in this volume in dazzling varieties of critical and constructive engagement with "the political". Every essay is a gem. Together, they exemplify the new democratic ethos of solidarity based on a committed engagement and respectful disagreement' - Christine Di Stefano, University of Washington





`An impressive and important collection of work by some of the most important feminist theorists writing today' - Judith Grant, University of Southern California





`Writing from within a broad spectrum of theoretical positions, the contributors to this volume inspire a nuanced reflection on feminist thought and strategies at the end of the twentieth century. The essays illustrate the possibility of embracing the complexities of contemporary politics and identities in such a way that enjoys the ability to analyze the specific, while maintaining a critical optimism about the wider goals of theory and politics. With their avoidance of easy solutions, and by re-directing us to an examination of feminist argument and interpretation, these essays are theoretically sophisticated, inspirational and often moving' - Vikki Bell, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Introduction
National Victims - 'Siting/Citing/Sighting the New Democracy'
'Flowers from the Volcano'
The Politics of Responsibility and Perspectives on Violence against Women
Feminism of the North and West for Export
Transnational Capital and the Racializing of Gender
Exilic Affinities
Diasporic Coalitions in an Epidemic
Forgotten History
Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture
See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Hate Speech and Human Rights
Practicising Coalitions
Equality, Difference and Democracy
Recent Feminist Debates in the United States
Constructing/Deconstructing 'Women'
Reflections from the Contemporary Women's Movement in India
(Be)Coming Out
Lesbian Identity and Politics
Genealogical Feminism
A Politic Way of Looking
Bodily Locations
Spare Parts, Family Values, Old Children, Cheap
The Regulation of Lesbian Sexuality through Erasure
The Case of Jennifer Saunders
Performing Theory
Socrates, Sam, Kate and Scarlot
Democratic Reflections
Gender Hierarchy, Equality, and the Possibility of Democracy
Musing as a Feminist in a Postfeminist Era
The Reflective Solidarity of Democratic Feminism
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ISBN: 9780803976184
ISBN-10: 0803976186
Series: Philosophy and Social Criticism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5