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Differences that Matter - Feminist Theory and Postmodernism

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Very good condition with an inscription to the first page in green ink

Sara Ahmed challenges the theorising which asks 'is/should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Rather than allow postmodernism to dictate feminist debates, she uses close reading to argue that feminism must itself ask questions of postmodernism and not position it as a generalisable condition of the world. Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. Such a 'speaking back' involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalisable condition of the world and requires closer readings of what postmodernism is actually 'doing' in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Sara Ahmed hence examines constructions of postmodernism in relation to rights, ethics, subjectivity, authorship, meta-fiction and film.

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Author(s):
Ahmed, Sara
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521597617
ISBN-13:
9780521597616
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Very good condition with an inscription to the first page in green ink

Sara Ahmed challenges the theorising which asks 'is/should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Rather than allow postmodernism to dictate feminist debates, she uses close reading to argue that feminism must itself ask questions of postmodernism and not position it as a generalisable condition of the world. Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. Such a 'speaking back' involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalisable condition of the world and requires closer readings of what postmodernism is actually 'doing' in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Sara Ahmed hence examines constructions of postmodernism in relation to rights, ethics, subjectivity, authorship, meta-fiction and film.

Author(s):
Ahmed, Sara
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521597617
ISBN-13:
9780521597616
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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