Feminist Imagination

Genealogies in Feminist Theory

by Bell, Vikki

Description
Reading feminist theory as a complex imaginative achievement, Feminist Imagination considers feminist commitment through the interrogation of its philosophical, political and affective connections with the past, and especially with the `race' trials of the twentieth century. The book looks at: the 'directionlessness' of contemporary feminist thought; the question of essentialism and embodiment; the racial tensions in the work of Simone de Beauvoir; the totalitarian character in Hannah Arendt; the 'mimetic Jew' and the concept of mimesis in the work of Judith Butler.

Vikki Bell provides a compelling rethinking of feminist theory as bound up with attempts to understand oppression outside a focus on 'women'. She affirms femini

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: November 1999
  • English
  • 9781848609341 / 0803979711
  • California
  • Primary Price: 24.99 GBP
  • Pages: 176
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Series: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
  • Reference Code: BDZ0000521086