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Subjectivity : New Critical Idiom Series - Donald E. Hall

Subjectivity

New Critical Idiom Series

Paperback Published: 5th February 2004
ISBN: 9780415287623
Number Of Pages: 156

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Explores the history of theories of selfhood, from the Classical era to the present, and demonstrates how those theories can be applied in literary and cultural criticism. Donald E. Hall:

* examines all of the major methodologies and theoretical emphases of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including psychoanalytic criticism, materialism, feminism and queer theory
* applies the theories discussed in detailed readings of literary and cultural texts, from novels and poetry to film and the visual arts
* offers a unique perspective on our current obsession with perfecting our selves
* looks to the future of selfhood given the new identity possibilities arising out of developing technologies.

Examining some of the most exciting issues confronting cultural critics and readers today, Subjectivity is the essential introduction to a fraught but crucial critical term and a challenge to the way we define our selves.

Preface
Introduction
What is Subjectivity?
Classical and Pre-modern Identities
Descartes and the "I" Locke, Kant and the "We"
The Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Slavery and Subjectives
Wollstonecraft and Early Modren Feminist Subjectivity
Marx and Class Subjectivity
Freud and the Rise of the Social Sciences
Nietzsche and the Existentialists
The Politics of Identity Lacan
Althusser, Foucault and Discourse Theory
The Politics of Gender and Sexuality
Race and Postcoloniality
Postmodernism and the Question of Agency
Haraway and Cyborg Subjectivity
Subjectives
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415287623
ISBN-10: 0415287626
Series: The New Critical Idiom
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 5th February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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