Sacrificial Logics

Author: Allison Weir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317959183
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Allison Weir sets forth a concept of identity which depends on an acceptance of nonidentity, difference, and connection to others, defined as a capacity to participate in a social world. Weir argues that the equation of identity with repression and domination links "relational feminists" like Nancy Chodorow, who equate self-identity with the repression of connection to others, and poststructuralist feminists like Judith Butler, who view any identity as a repression of nonidentity or difference. Weir traces this conception of identity as domination back to Simone de Beauvoir's theories of the relation of self and other.

Identities and Freedom

Author: Allison Weir
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199323682
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How can we think about identities in the wake of feminist critiques of identity and identity politics? In Identities and Freedom, Allison Weir rethinks conceptions of individual and collective identities in relation to freedom. Drawing on Taylor and Foucault, Butler, Zerilli, Mahmood, Mohanty, Young, and others, Weir develops a complex and nuanced account of identities that takes seriously the ways in which identity categories are bound up with power relations, with processes of subjection and exclusion, yet argues that identities are also sources of important values, and of freedom, for they are shaped and sustained by relations of interdependence and solidarity. Moving out of the paradox of identity and freedom requires understanding identities as effects of multiple contesting relations of power and relations of interdependence.

A Question of Sex

Author: Deborah W. Rooke
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
ISBN: 9781906055202
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Gender differences between men and women are not just a matter of sexual differentiation; the roles that men and women play are also socially and culturally determined, in ancient Israel and post-biblical Judaism as in every other context. That is the theme of these ten studies. What understandings of masculinity and femininity underlie the regulations about incest? And what kind of rights did mediaeval Middle-Eastern Jewish women have within their marriage relationships?

Feminism and the Mastery of Nature

Author: Val Plumwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134916698
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Two of the most important political movements of the late twentieth century are those of environmentalism and feminism. In this book, Val Plumwood argues that feminist theory has an important opportunity to make a major contribution to the debates in political ecology and environmental philosophy. Feminism and the Mastery of Nature explains the relation between ecofeminism, or ecological feminism, and other feminist theories including radical green theories such as deep ecology. Val Plumwood provides a philosophically informed account of the relation of women and nature, and shows how relating male domination to the domination of nature is important and yet remains a dilemma for women.

Law and Politics at the Perimeter

Author: Vanessa Munro
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781841133522
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This book offers a critical re-appraisal of contemporary feminist legal and political theory. It re-visits key feminist debates over the origins of patriarchy, as well as over the role of liberalism and the rule of law in its creation and perpetuation.

Investigating gender

Author: Becky Francis
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN:
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"This is an excellent account of the dilemmas and opportunities facing contemporary theories of gender and education. The book brings together some of the most sophisticated researchers in the field to demonstrate the power, the mysteries and the complexities of the concept of identity. The case for a new approach to gender theory is convincing and exciting. Teachers, academics and policy makers need to recognise the value of such contemporary concerns." - Madeleine Arnot, University of Cambridge. Investigating Gender maps the contemporary and developing theoretical debates in the field of gender and education, and provides an overview of the diverse areas of research within gender and education. Contributions have been commissioned from recognised experts in the field in order to provide a comprehensive reader on gender and education for undergraduate students. The book will also provide stimulating reading for postgraduate students and academics. Recent changes, developments and challenges in the field are outlined in the first section of the book. It also catalogues the influence of research in this area on policy in the UK context. The second section focuses on recent innovations in theoretical debates in gender and education. Overviews of research developments in particular subject areas (such as sexuality, social class, masculinity etc) are provided in the third section, where contributors draw on their own research findings to illustrate the discussion.