Am I That Name?
Feminism and the Category of Women in History
By (author) Denise Riley
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Am I That Name? by Denise Riley
Book DescriptionA new edition of a classic work on the history of feminism. Writing about changes in the notion of womanhood, Denise Riley examines, in the manner of Foucault, shifting historical constructions of the category of "women" in relation to other categories central to concepts of personhood: the soul, the mind, the body, nature, the social. Feminist movements, Riley argues, have had no choice but to play out this indeterminacy of women. This is made plain in their oscillations, since the 1790s, between concepts of equality and of difference. To fully recognize the ambiguity of the category of "women" is, she contends, a necessary condition for an effective feminist political philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816642694
(220mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Denise Riley
Language, Discourse, Society Reader, Hardback (August 2004)
This 25th anniversary reader brings together a group of thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic with an introductory overview from the editors which considers the development of theory and scholarship since 1980.
Words of Selves, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by Denise Riley
In this study of the language of the self within contemporary social politics, the author ponders the question: what does it matter what you say about yourself and wonders why the requirement to be something should be so hard to satisfy.
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