Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom by Linda M.G. Zerilli

In contemporary feminist theory, the problem of feminine subjectivity persistently appears and reappears as the site that grounds all discussion of feminism. In "Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom," Linda M. G. Zerilli argues that the persistence of this subject-centered frame severely limits feminists' capacity to think imaginatively about the central problem of feminist theory and practice: a politics concerned with freedom. Offering both a discussion of feminism in its postmodern context and a critique of contemporary theory, Zerilli here challenges feminists to move away from a theory-based approach, which focuses on securing or contesting "women" as an analytic category of feminism, to one rooted in political action and judgment. She revisits the democratic problem of exclusion from participation in common affairs and elaborates a freedom-centered feminism as the political practice of beginning anew, world-building, and judging. In a series of case studies, Zerilli draws on the political thought of Hannah Arendt to articulate a nonsovereign conception of political freedom and to explore a variety of feminist understandings of freedom in the twentieth century, including ones proposed by Judith Butler, Monique Wittig, and the Milan Women's Bookstore Collective. In so doing, Zerilli hopes to retrieve what Arendt called feminism's lost treasure; the original and radical claim to political freedom.

Buy Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom by Linda M.G. Zerilli from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226981345
ISBN-10: 0226981347
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 174mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom by Linda M.G. Zerilli

Book Reviews - Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom by Linda M.G. Zerilli

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom book by Linda M.G. Zerilli and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Linda M.G. Zerilli

Linda M. G. Zerilli is professor of political science at Northwestern University. She is the author of Signifying Women: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill.

Books By Linda M.G. Zerilli

Democratic Theory of Judgment by Linda M.G. Zerilli
Paperback, April 2017
$62.10
Signifying Woman by Linda M.G. Zerilli
Paperback, March 1994
$52.19