VOLATILE BODIES TOWARD A CORPOREAL FEMINISM THEORIES OF REPRESENTATION AND DIFFERENCE

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Volatile Bodies

Author : Elizabeth A. Grosz
ISBN : 0253208629
Genre : Social Science
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"The location of the author's investigations, the body itself rather than the sphere of subjective representations of self and of function in cultures, is wholly new.... I believe this work will be a landmark in future feminist thinking." —Alphonso Lingis "This is a text of rare erudition and intellectual force. It will not only introduce feminists to an enriching set of theoretical perspectives but sets a high critical standard for feminist dialogues on the status of the body." —Judith Butler Volatile Bodies demonstrates that the sexually specific body is socially constructed: biology or nature is not opposed to or in conflict with culture. Human biology is inherently social and has no pure or natural "origin" outside of culture. Being the raw material of social and cultural organization, it is "incomplete" and thus subject to the endless rewriting and social inscription that constitute all sign systems. Examining the theories of Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, etc. on the subject of the body, Elizabeth Grosz concludes that the body they theorize is male. These thinkers are not providing an account of "human" corporeality but of male corporeality. Grosz then turns to corporeal experiences unique to women—menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause. Her examination of female experience lays the groundwork for developing theories of sexed corporeality rather than merely rectifying flawed models of male theorists.
Category: Social Science

Erkenntnis Und Methode

Author : Brigitte Aulenbacher
ISBN : 9783531186740
Genre : Social Science
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Gesellschaftliche Umbrüche lassen auch wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse, Kategorien, Zugänge, Methoden und Verfahren fraglich werden. In solchen Zeiten ist die Wissenschaft besonders gefordert, sich kritisch und selbstkritisch des erreichten Stands der Dinge zu vergewissern. Auch gilt es, nach neuen Wegen der Erkenntnis zu suchen. Renommierte GeschlechterforscherInnen stellen sich hier dieser Herausforderung. Es schreiben Nina Baur, Regina Becker-Schmidt, Raewyn Connell, Mechthild Bereswill, Bettina Dausien, Melanie Groß und Gabriele Winker, Carol Hagemann-White, Jeff Hearn, Karin Jurczyk und Maria S. Rerrich, Gudrun-Axeli Knapp, Ellen Kuhlmann und Christa Larsen, Edelgard Kutzner, Sigrid Metz-Göckel, Michael Meuser, Sylvia M. Wilz und Ilka Peppmeier.
Category: Social Science

Assuming A Body

Author : Gayle Salamon
ISBN : 9780231521703
Genre : Literary Criticism
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We believe we know our bodies intimately that their material reality is certain and that this certainty leads to an epistemological truth about sex, gender, and identity. By exploring and giving equal weight to transgendered subjectivities, however, Gayle Salamon upends these certainties. Considering questions of transgendered embodiment via phenomenology (Maurice Merleau-Ponty), psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud and Paul Ferdinand Schilder), and queer theory, Salamon advances an alternative theory of normative and non-normative gender, proving the value and vitality of trans experience for thinking about embodiment. Salamon suggests that the difference between transgendered and normatively gendered bodies is not, in the end, material. Rather, she argues that the production of gender itself relies on a disjunction between the "felt sense" of the body and an understanding of the body's corporeal contours, and that this process need not be viewed as pathological in nature. Examining the relationship between material and phantasmatic accounts of bodily being, Salamon emphasizes the productive tensions that make the body both present and absent in our consciousness and work to confirm and unsettle gendered certainties. She questions traditional theories that explain how the body comes to be and comes to be made one's own and she offers a new framework for thinking about what "counts" as a body. The result is a groundbreaking investigation into the phenomenological life of gender.
Category: Literary Criticism

Das Andere Geschlecht

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9783644051614
Genre : Social Science
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.
Category: Social Science

Kulturgeschichte

Author : Christina Lutter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114802015
Genre : Culture
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Category: Culture

Verletzungen

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 3548606644
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Helene Cixous

Author : Abigail Bray
ISBN : 9781137148728
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Abigail Bray offers a lucid and accessible introduction to Hélène Cixous and her theorisation of writing and sexual difference. This book explores the context of feminist debates surrounding Cixous's work and provides a concise explanation of her major philosophical and literary concepts, including the 'other bisexuality', the 'third body', and l'écriture feminine. Bray demonstrates, through original and provocative readings of texts by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector and Angela Carter, the creative potential of Cixous's thought on literature and philosophy. Reading Cixous alongside Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze and Derrida, Bray argues for a recognition of Cixous as one of the important thinkers of our times.
Category: Literary Criticism

Feminist Methodology

Author : Caroline Ramazanoglu
ISBN : 9780761951223
Genre : Social Science
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"Who would be a feminist now? Contemporary 'political realism' suggests that the essentials of the battle have already been won, and the current generation of women entering University is used to seeing feminism presented as 'old fashioned', 'extreme' and 'unrealistic'. Challenging such assumptions, this important new book argues for the value of empirical investigations of gendered life, and brings together the theoretical, political and practical aspects of feminist methodology. Feminist Methodology: a- demonstrates how feminist approaches to methodology engage with debates in western philosophy to raise critical questions about knowledge production; b- shows that feminist methodology has a distinctive place in social research; c- guides the reader through the terrain of feminist methodology and clarifies how feminists can claim knowledge of gendered social existence; and d- connects abstract issues of theory with issues in fieldwork practice." -- Back cover.
Category: Social Science

Sexy Bodies

Author : Paula-Irene Villa
ISBN : 9783322975331
Genre : Social Science
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In diesem Einführungs- und Handbuch werden aktuelle soziologische (handlungstheoretische, phänomenologische und diskurstheoretische) sowie feministische Perspektiven auf den Körper rekonstruiert. Bei der synthetischen Zusammenführung geht es vor allem um eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Erträgen, Grenzen und Verkürzungen der jeweiligen Perspektive, insbesondere um das gesellschaftstheoretische Defizit gegenwärtiger (sozial-)konstruktvistischer Analysen. Mit Bourdieu und Kreckel werden Vergeschlechtlichungsprozesse, die den Körper formen und das leibliche Erleben des Geschlechts beeinflussen, auch als durch die soziale Ungleichverteilung gesellschaftlicher Ressourcen geprägte Prozesse begriffen. Ein abschließendes Kapitel zum Argentinischen Tango bringt die soziologischen Analysen "zum Tanzen".
Category: Social Science

Deleuze And Ethics

Author : Nathan Jun
ISBN : 9780748688289
Genre : Philosophy
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Deleuze is perhaps best known for his influential works in philosophical interpretation; epistemology; metaphysics; and political economy. The essays in this collection explore, uncover, and trace the ethical dimension of Deleuzian philosophy along divers
Category: Philosophy