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Feminism After Bourdieu

Skeggs, Bev and Adkins, Lisa. 2004. Feminism After Bourdieu. Blackwell. ISBN 1405123958 [Book]

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How might Bourdieu's social philosophy and social theory be of use to feminism? And how might it relate to - or possibly even fruitfully reframe - the ongoing problematics and current theoretical issues of feminism? In this volume contributors will use, critique, critically extend and develop Bourdieu's social theory to address some of the most pressing issues of our times. And in so doing they will address both ongoing and key contemporary problematics in contemporary feminist theory. These include the problematic of theorizing social agency (and especially the problematic of social versus performative agency); the issue of the relationship of social movements (and especially women's movements) to social change; the politics of cultural authorization; the theorization of technological forms of embodiment (that is the theorization of embodiment post bounded conceptions of the body); the relations of affect to the political; and the articulation of principles of what might be termed a new feminist materialism which goes beyond Bourdieu's own social logics.

Item Type: Book

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Edited book.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Date:

2004

Item ID:

635

Date Deposited:

10 Dec 2008 10:36

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:47

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/635

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