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Up Against Foucault : Explorations of Some Tensions Between Foucault and Feminism - Caroline Ramazanoglu

Up Against Foucault

Explorations of Some Tensions Between Foucault and Feminism

By: Caroline Ramazanoglu (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st October 1993
ISBN: 9780415050111
Number Of Pages: 284

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"Up Against Foucault" offers both a feminist critique of Foucauldian theories as well as an attempt to reconcile these seemingly irreconcilable perspectives. Feminists are often "up against Foucault" because he questions key conclusions in feminism regarding the nature of gender relations, and men's possession of power. This book, however, fills the gap in literature about Foucault by showing how his theories of sexuality and power relations are often applicable to the everyday realities of women's lives.
Drawing upon their diverse backgrounds in social theory and philosophy, the contributors discuss the ways in which Foucault provokes feminists into questioning their grasp of power relations, and examines the implications of his decision to overlook categories of gender in his discussion of sexuality and power relations.
They also show that in spite of his lack of interest in gender, Foucault's ways of understanding the control of women and female sexuality ultimately have much to offer feminism.

Introductionp. 1
Reflections on the Value of Foucault's Argument for Feminismp. 27
Productive Contradictionsp. 29
Bibliographyp. 50
Practices of Freedomp. 51
Notesp. 71
Foucault, Feminism and Feelingp. 73
Identity, Difference and Powerp. 97
Foucauldian Feminismp. 99
Feminism, Difference and Discoursep. 123
Dancing with Foucaultp. 147
Bibliographyp. 173
Bodies and Pleasuresp. 177
Feminism, Foucault and the Politics of the Bodyp. 179
Violence, Power and Pleasurep. 203
Bibliographyp. 237
Women's Sexuality and Men's Appropriation of Desirep. 239
Notesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 262
Name Indexp. 265
Subject Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780415050111
ISBN-10: 0415050111
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 21st October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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