By (author) Lois McNay
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Against Recognition by Lois McNay
Book DescriptionThe struggle for recognition features prominently in the work of various thinkers. Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power. By focussing on issues of gender she develops an alternative account of individual agency that connects identity to structure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745629322
(226mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lois McNay
Misguided Search for the Political, Hardback (April 2014)
There has been a lively debate amongst political theorists about whether certain liberal concepts of democracy are so idealized that they lack relevance to real politics.
Against Recognition, Hardback (December 2007)
The struggle for recognition features prominently in the work of various thinkers. Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power. By focussing on issues of gender she develops an alternative account of individual agency that connects identity to structure.
Gender and Agency, Hardback (May 2000)
This volume reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies.
Foucault, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by Lois McNay
This text examines all Foucault's work, including his final writings on governmentality and the self. The author examines the way in which the latter relate to his previous theories of power and the body. She also assesses the normative and political implications of his social criticism.
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Author Biography - Lois McNay
Lois McNay is Reader in Social and Political Theory and a Fellow of Somerville College at the University of Oxford.
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