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Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory

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For more than fifteen years, "Nomadic Subjects"has guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist theory, exploring the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, especially the concept of difference within European philosophy and political theory. Rosi Braidotti's creative style vividly renders a productive crisis of modernity. From a feminist perspective, she re ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Columbia University Press (first published April 15th 1994)
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Emm
This book has been the single most important work I have ever read. Every single woman should read Nomadic Subjects. It is beautifully written and is a great text for catching up on the history and progression of feminism. Although it was written in 1994, it still feels incredibly topical and moving (which is a little sad to realize how little progress has been made)--but the power of the book is its positivism and encouragement.

Beautiful ideas, beautiful writing. Reading this is a religious ex
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Monica
Fascinating combo of post-structural feminism and Deleuzian nomadism- I am beginning to think I am a nomadic feminist! I love the ways in which she writes this Ina cartographic style.
Laurie Neighbors
Published in 1994 and still deeply relevant and instructive today -- as an approach not only for women's studies/feminist theory but for other types of intellectual and political constructions of the self as subject/object. Braidotti discusses high theory and foundational feminist theory in a style that is accessible and, dare I say, fun. A humorful feminist?

Don't skip the last chapter, in which Braidotti brings in Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Nina Hagen, Crass, the Au Pairs, and Laurie Anderson t
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Ralowe Ampu
my impression of this work is partial and subject to change as i've read the unrevised edition. the strength of braidotti's thinking with irigaray, deleuze and foucault. is still brilliant and is very much the brilliance here: https://vimeo.com/51895848. she is one of my favorite thinkers! in the edition i read braidotti's definition of difference differs over the collection of nomadic tergiversations spanning 1986-'93, at different points irreconcilable. i'm undecided whether or not i need to r ...more
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