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Material feminisms

Material feminisms

Author: Stacy Alaimo; Susan J Hekman
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Harnessing the energy of provocative theories generated by recent understandings of the human body, the natural world and the material world, 'Material Feminisms' presents a way for feminists to conceive of the question of materiality.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Material feminisms.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Alaimo; Susan J Hekman
ISBN: 9780253349781 0253349788 9780253219466 0253219469
OCLC Number: 129950830
Description: xi, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : emerging models of materiality in feminist theory / Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman --
Darwin and feminism : preliminary investigations for a possible alliance / Elizabeth Grosz --
On not becoming man : the materialist politics of unactualized potential / Claire Colebrook --
Constructing the ballast : an ontology for feminism / Susan Hekman --
Posthumanist performativity : toward an understanding of how matter comes to matter / Karen Barad --
Otherworldly conversations, terran topics, local terms / Donna J. Haraway --
Viscous porosity : witnessing Katrina / Nancy Tuana --
Natural convers(at)ions : or, what if culture was really nature all along? / Vicki Kirby --
Trans-corporeal feminisms and the ethical space of nature / Stacy Alaimo --
Landscape, memory, and forgetting : thinking through (my mother's) body and place / Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands --
Disability experience on trial / Tobin Siebers --
How real is race? / Michael Hames-García --
From race/sex/etc. to glucose, feeding tube, and mourning : the shifting matter of Chicana feminism / Suzanne Bost --
Organic empathy : feminism, psychopharmaceuticals, and the embodiment of depression / Elizabeth A. Wilson --
Cassie's hair / Susan Bordo.
Responsibility: edited by Stacy Alaimo & Susan Hekman.
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This richly layered collection of essays explores materiality from the perspectives of an international group of feminist theorists. The editors categorize the essays into three sections: Material Read more...

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