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The Politics of Our Selves - a book by Allen, Amy

The Politics of Our Selves

Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

The Politics of Our Selves( )
Author: Allen, Amy
Series title:New Directions in Critical Theory Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-13623-5
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.00
Book Description:

Some theorists understand the self as constituted by power relations, while others insist upon the self's autonomous capacities for critical reflection and deliberate self-transformation. All too often, these understandings of the self are assumed to be incompatible. Amy Allen, however, argues that the capacity for autonomy is rooted in the very power relations that constitute the self. Her theoretical framework illuminates both aspects of what she calls, following Foucault, the...
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Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / General
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Philosophy / Movements / Critical Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.201 x 8.853 x 0.583 Inches
Book Weight:0.884 Pounds

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