David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Spinifex Press (1992)
"An eloquent work. Somer Brodribb not only gives us a feminist critique of postmodernism with its masculinist predeterminants in existentialism, its Freudian footholdings and its Sadean values, but in the very form and texture of the critique, she literally creates new discourse in feminist theory. Brodribb has transcended not only postmodernism but its requirement that we speak in its voice even when criticizing it. She creates a language that is at once poetic and powerfully analytical. Her insistent and compelling radical critique refuses essentialism-from both masculinist thinkers and their women followers. She demystifies postmodernism to reveal that it and its antecedents represent yet another mundane version of patriarchal politics. Ultimately Brodribb returns us to feminist theory with the message that we must refuse to be derivative and continue to originate theory and politics from the condition of women under male domination." -Kathleen Barry, author of Female Sexual Slavery An iconoclastic work brilliantly undertaken . . . Nothing Mat(T)ers magnificently shows that postmodernism is the cultural capital of late patriarchy. It is the art of self- display, the conceit of masculine self and the science of reproductive and genetic engineering in an ecstatic Nietzschean cycle of statis." -Andre Michel Nothing Mat(T)ers encapsulates in its title the valuelessness of the current academic fad of postmodernism. Somer Brodribb has written a brave and witty book demolishing the gods and goddesses of postmodernism by deconstructing their method and de-centering their subjects and, in the process, has deconstructed deconstructionism and decentered decentering! This is a long-awaited and much-needed book from a tough- minded, embodied, and unflinching scholar." -Janice Raymond.
|Keywords||Feminist criticism Postmodernism Feminist theory|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$2.08 used (89% off) $16.96 new (6% off) $17.05 direct from Amazon (6% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||HQ1190.B76 1992|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Lisa Cosgrove (2003). Feminism, Postmodernism, and Psychological Research. Hypatia 18 (3):85-112.
Arthur Kroker & Marilouise Kroker (eds.) (1991). The Hysterical Male: New Feminist Theory. St. Martin's Press.
Herta Nagl-Docekal (2004). Feminist Philosophy. Westview Press.
Margrit Shildrick (1997). Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)Ethics. Routledge.
Bonnie Mann (2006). Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment. Oxford University Press.
Sara Ahmed (1998). Differences That Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #159,507 of 1,102,744 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #182,643 of 1,102,744 )
How can I increase my downloads?