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Foucault And Feminism: Power, Gender, and the Self

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This book offers a systematic attempt to explore the point of convergance between feminist theory and the work of Michel Foucault.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 30th 1992 by Northeastern University Press (first published October 1st 1992)
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sologdin
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: leftwing-theory
Text serves as an introduction to and lukewarm critique of Foucault’s ideas, as well as an application of them for the purposes of feminism.

The critique, I think, is kinda philistine. It’s not local to this text, but is rather the generalized critique of Foucault that he “subsumes the individual under the one-dimensional notion of a docile body” (73), that is, the subject as thoroughly constituted by power relations and discursive regularities, without space therein for a ‘free’ ‘individual’ wit
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Decent, but definitely outdated by today's foucaultean standards.
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