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Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power and Politics
by Moya Lloyd
Recent debates in contemporary feminist theory have been dominated by the relation between identity and politics. Beyond Identity Politics examines the implications of recent theorizing on difference, identity and subjectivity for theories of patriarchy and feminist politics. Organised around the three central themes of subjectivity, power and politics, this book focuses o ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 20th 2005 by Sage Publications Ltd
(first published 2005)
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Lloyd's book is an excellent book for those interested in feminism and post-structuralist theories of identity and politics. Lloyd is able to articulately and clearly convey post-structuralist feminist theories in ways that are accessible, even when the original author (e.g., Judith Butler) can be convoluted at times. Identity politics generally functions on the premise that identity precedes politics, but Lloyd sees politics/discourse as constituting the subject; thus, politics leads to identit ...more