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Foucault and Feminism This text is one of the first systematic attempts to explore the points of convergence between feminist theory and the work of Michel Foucault. Addressing some of the most important issues in feminist theory and contemporary social thought it will quickly become the established text in the area. Full description
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′Thought–provoking account.′ Times Higher Education Supplement
′Lois McNay has produced an attractively clear and critical account of how feminists might use Foucault′s last works.′ Sociology
′It offers a clearly written and thorough, critical survey of Foucault′s last publications. This, in turn, is balanced by a wide–ranging and equally critically review of recent developments within contemporary feminist ethical theory. It is well worth the read!!′ Women′s Philosophy Review
′This is an excellent book, lucid, carefully argued, sympathetically critical and a great pleasure to read.′ Jeffrey Weeks, South Bank UniversityFrom the Back Cover:
This book offers a systematic attempt to explore the point of convergence between feminist theory and the work of Michel Foucault. McNay argues that feminism has something to gain from a careful reading of Foucault′s work, and that, in turn, the concerns of feminist analysis can shed light on some of the limitations of Foucault′s approach.
McNay provides a clear and concise account of the development of Foucault′s work and then concentrates on his later writings, where he elaborates an original theory of the self. She shows how Foucault′s work on the self can be used to counter certain tendencies in feminism, such as the tendency to treat women as passive victims of systems of oppression. However, McNay argues that there are also significant shortcomings in Foucault′s writings, particularly with regard to normative and political questions. Re–examining Foucault′s ambivalent relation to Enlightenment thought, she shows how this relation underlies some of the most significant ambiguities and unresolved tensions in his work.
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Book Description Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1992. Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Analyzes Foucault's final works, [The Use of Pleasure] and [The Care of the Self] to explore his shift from technologies of power to technologies of the self and to support her contention that he should not automatically be categorized as a postmodern thinker. Trade paperback. 217 pages. Published by Northeastern Univ. Press, 1992. First edition. Smoke-free. New, never opened. Shipped in well-padded box. Seller Inventory # 5133
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