By (author) Shannon Winnubst
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Queering Freedom by Shannon Winnubst
Book Description"Radically reorienting, challenging, provocative, this book moves progressive philosophy, feminist and queer theory, critical discussions of race and racism forward. Prophetically, it calls for an interrogation of all our oppositional theory and politics, offering new and alternative visions." -bell hooks In Queering Freedom, Shannon Winnubst examines contemporary categories of difference-sexuality, race, gender, class, and nationality-and how they operate within the politics of domination. Drawing on the work of Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, and others, Winnubst engages feminist theory, race theory, and queer theory as she sheds light on blind spots that have characterized thinking about freedom. Winnubst turns away from the language of rights, identity politics, and liberation toward bodies and experiences to calibrate normative ideas of time and space. Her views operate at the very limits of freedom, which contain individuals within strict boundaries that they are forbidden to cross. Winnubst develops strategies of "queering freedom" to undo the more subtle spatial and temporal norms and shatter structures of domination. This thoughtful and provocative work challenges the cornerstones of contemporary philosophies about the body and its politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218308
(5983mm x 3971mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Shannon Winnubst
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The work of Georges Bataille (1897-1962) has often been reduced to his outrageous, erotic, and libertine fiction and essays. This book presents contemporary interpretations that situate Bataille in French and European intellectual traditions, and brings forward key concepts to understand the challenges posed by his important work and philosophy.
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Author Biography - Shannon Winnubst
Shannon Winnubst is Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern University.
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