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Against Recognition
By Lois McNay

Against Recognition

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Against Recognition by Lois McNay

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745629322
ISBN-10: 0745629326
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Pages: 242
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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 by Lois McNay 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 by Lois McNay Gender and Agency, Paperback (May 2000)

aeo An important re--assessment of the idea of agency in the context of changing relations between men and women. aeo Brings together the owrk of leading feminist theorists with the work of key continental social theorists.

Foucault by Lois McNay Foucault, Paperback (September 1994)

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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