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Bodies And Pleasures

Author : Ladelle McWhorter
ISBN : 0253213258
Genre : Social Science
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Sexual identities are dangerous, Michel Foucault tells us. Categories of desire harden into stereotypes by which the forces of normalization hold us and judge us. In Bodies and Pleasures, Ladelle McWhorter reads Foucault from an original and personal angle, motivated by the differences this experience has made in her life. At the same time, her analysis advances discussion of key issues in Foucault scholarship: the genealogical critique, the status of the subject and humanism, essentialism versus social construction, and the relationships between identity, community, and political action. Weaving her own experience of coming to grips with her lesbian sexual identity into her readings of Foucault's most recent writings on sexuality and power, McWhorter argues compellingly that Foucault's texts should be read less for the arguments they advance and more for their transformative effect. By exploring bodies and pleasures—gardening, line dancing, or doing philosophy, for example—McWhorter shows that it isn't necessary to conform with socially recognized sexual identities. Bodies and Pleasures takes the reader beyond unexplored norms and imposed identities as it points the way toward a personal politics, ethics, and style that challenges our sexual selves.


Author : Martha Roth
ISBN : 157131220X
Genre : Social Science
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The author reflects on her own experiences with arousal, and discusses how a better world can be created by cutting the ties that have bound arousal to violence and shame

Adorno Foucault And The Critique Of The West

Author : Deborah Cook
ISBN : 9781788730822
Genre : Philosophy
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The critical matrix -- Is power always secondary to the economy? -- Notes on individuation -- Resistance -- Critique -- Remarks on western reason

Vital Signs

Author : Margrit Shildrick
ISBN : UOM:39015047507192
Genre : Body, Human
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From anorexia, sexuality, skin, pregnancy, the mouth, menstruation, biopsychiatry and male hysteria, to the heart, this work examines the relationships between feminism, the body and biomedicine. The book uses post-conventional/post-modern theory in the area of bio/logical body and the clinic.

Sympathy And Solidarity And Other Essays

Author : Sandra Lee Bartky
ISBN : UVA:X004590749
Genre : Philosophy
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In a rare full-length volume, renowned feminist thinker Sandra Lee Bartky brings together eight essays in one volume, Sympathy and Solidarity. A philosophical work accessible to an educated general audience, the essays reflect the intersection of the author's eye, work, and sometimes her politics. Two motifs connect the works: first, all deal with feminist topics and themes; second, most deal with the reality of oppression, especially in the disguised and subtle ways it can be manifested.


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ISBN : UVA:X006060602
Genre : Feminism
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Five Pedagogies A Thousand Possibilities

Author : Michalinos Zembylas
ISBN : UOM:39015073926910
Genre : Critical pedagogy
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Five Pedagogies, A Thousand Possibilities aims at providing the groundwork for articulating sites of enriching pedagogies so that critical hope and the possibility of transformation may stay alive. The emotional experiences of unknowing, silence, passion, desire, forgiveness and reconciliation play an important political role in constituting critical resistance. The implications of these ideas are discussed in the context of contemporary concerns about social justice, conflict, hope and despair. These implications help us realize the potential of unknowing, silence, passion, desire, forgiveness and reconciliation as crucial pedagogical tasks and negotiate a hope that is truly critical. As an alternative to pedagogies that negate the ethical and political implications of teachers' and students' emotional lives, the present book demonstrates the need for pedagogies that enable the development of criticality without being overcome by despair. The book will be of interest to academics, researchers, educators, undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of social sciences and education and particularly in the subfields of philosophy of education, curriculum theory, teacher education, and multicultural education.

Feminism Foucault And Embodied Subjectivity

Author : Margaret A. McLaren
ISBN : 0791455130
Genre : Philosophy
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Addressing central questions in the debate about Foucault's usefulness for politics, including his rejection of universal norms, his conception of power and power-knowledge, his seemingly contradictory position on subjectivity and his resistance to using identity as a political category, McLaren argues that Foucault employs a conception of embodied subjectivity that is well-suited for feminism. She applies Foucault's notion of practices of the self to contemporary feminist practices, such as consciousness-raising and autobiography, and concludes that the connection between self-transformation and social transformation that Foucault theorizes as the connection between subjectivity and institutional and social norms is crucial for contemporary feminist theory and politics.

Bodies Pleasures And Passions

Author : Richard G. Parker
ISBN : 9780826516763
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize from the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists. Originally published in the early 1990s, Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions quickly became a classic ethnographic study of the social, cultural and historical construction of sexuality and sexual diversity. Drawing on extensive field research and interviews, together with the analysis of historical and literary texts, anthropologist Richard Parker mapped out the multiple cultural systems that structure gender, sexuality, and erotic practices in Brazil, and helped to open up a new wave of social science research on sexuality. Using ethnographic methods focusing on sexual meanings as an alternative to traditional surveys of sexual behavior, Parker argues that sexual life can only be fully understood through an analysis of the cultural logics that shape experience. Drawing on the tradition of interpretive anthropology, he focuses on the diverse sexual scripts that have been articulated in Brazilian culture and examines the often contradictory ways in which these scripts shape the sexual experience of different individuals. He highlights the sexual socialization of children and young people, and the changing sexual realities of adults living in a rapidly changing world. He underlines the ways in which complex cultural forms such as carnaval can be understood as stories that Brazilians tell themselves about themselves and about the meaning of sexuality in contemporary Brazilian life. The 1991 book was the winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize from the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.

Authenticity And Empowerment

Author : David West
ISBN : UOM:39015019667438
Genre : Liberalism
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Radical Philosophy

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ISBN : UOM:39015046804244
Genre : Philosophy
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Postmodern Social Theory

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : UOM:49015002591155
Genre : Philosophy
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Ritzer's long-awaited text in Postmodern Social Theory is a readable & coherent introduction to the fundamental ideas & most important thinkers in postmodern social theory.


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ISBN : UVA:X001983879
Genre : Communication
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121697861
Genre : American literature
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The Aesthetics Of Cruel Embodiment

Author : Scott Alan Sherer
ISBN : MINN:31951P008315501
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The New Leader

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ISBN : UOM:39015006956463
Genre : Socialism
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Touching Thought

Author : Ellen Mortensen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111969577
Genre : Philosophy
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The blindness to ontological questioning in feminist theory has left a lacuna in scholarly study that Touching Thought--a study at the intersection of ontological meditation and feminist theorizing on sexual difference--seeks to fill. Ellen Mortensen's new work critiques the language and theoretical pathways of contemporary feminist theorists such as Judith Butler, Rosi Braidotti, Elizabeth Grosz, Luce Irigaray, Theresa de Lauretis, and Donna Haraway to reveal a problematic predilection for technological language at the expense of ontological inquiry. The volume ranges across feminist epistemology and ethics, the politics of performativity, the aesthetics of body/power, and the question of sexual difference and concludes with an examination of the different philosophical and theoretical attempts at undertaking an ontological questioning of sexual difference. This foundational work will serve as preparation for scholars of feminist and queer theory and continental philosophy seeking alternative pathways of feminist thought that encourage fundamental thinking on the subject of individual freedom.

Arrows Of Desire

Author : Robert Wallace Fink
ISBN : UCAL:C3105823
Genre : Music
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On Pain Of Speech

Author : Dina L. Al-Kassim
ISBN : UCAL:C3408362
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Genre : Civilization, Modern
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