eBook Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse (RLE Feminist Theory), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203087437
  • ISBN-13: 9780203087435
  • DDC: 305.4201
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 196 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse confronts the impasses in materialist feminist work on rethinking 'woman' as a discursively constructed subject. The book looks at the problem of examining critically the social dimensions on which theories of discourse are premised: how such theories understand 'materiality'; the relation between 'women's experience' and feminist politics, and that between history and discourse. Rosemary Hennessy considers the work of Kristeva, Foucault, Laclau and Mouffe, and argues for a materialist feminist re-articulation of discourse as ideology. Concerns over identity and difference are incorporated into a rewriting of materialist feminism's analysis of women's oppression across capitalist and patriarchal structures. In adapting postmodernist theories in this way, Hennessy develops a project of social change, where feminism, while maintaining its specificity, is necessarily aligned with other emancipatory movements.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Materialist Feminism in the Postmodern Academy: Toward a Global Social Analytic.
2: The Materiality of Discourse: Feminism and Post-marxism.
3: Feminist Standpoint, Discourse, and Authority: From Women's Lives to Ideology Critique.
4: New Woman, New History.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Materialist Feminism in the Postmodern Academy: Toward a Global Social Analytic.
2: The Materiality of Discourse: Feminism and Post-marxism.
3: Feminist Standpoint, Discourse, and Authority: From Women's Lives to Ideology Critique.
4: New Woman, New History.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Materialist Feminism in the Postmodern Academy: Toward a Global Social Analytic.
2: The Materiality of Discourse: Feminism and Post-marxism.
3: Feminist Standpoint, Discourse, and Authority: From Women's Lives to Ideology Critique.
4: New Woman, New History.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.