David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Caroline Ramazanoglu (ed.)
Up Against Foucault offers both a feminist critique of Foucauldian theories as well as an attempt to reconcile these seemingly irreconcilable perspectives. Feminists are often "up against Foucault" because he questions key conclusions in feminism regarding the nature of gender relations, and men's possession of power. This book, however, fills the gap in literature about Foucault by showing how his theories of sexuality and power relations are often applicable to the everyday realities of women's lives. Drawing upon their diverse backgrounds in social theory and philosophy, the contributors discuss the ways in which Foucault provokes feminists into questioning their grasp of power relations, and examines the implications of his decision to overlook categories of gender in his discussion of sexuality and power relations. They also show that in spite of his lack of interest in gender, Foucault's ways of understanding the control of women and female sexuality ultimately have much to offer feminism.
|Keywords||Feminist theory Feminism Power (Social sciences Sex role|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$39.99 used (79% off) $155.93 new (16% off) $185.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||HQ1190.U6 1993|
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|
M. Daly, H. Arendt, I. Balbus, B. Barret-Klegel, F. Bartkowski, E. Bass, J. Baudrillard, V. Bell, S. Best & R. Bhaskar, Chodorow, N. 120 Collins, A. 187 Cornum, R. 208 Coveney, L. 245.
D. Kellner, E. Kelly, E. Laclau, T. De Lauretis, C. MacKinnon, S. McNeill, M. Maguire, P. Major-Poeul, H. Marcuse & B. Martin, Jaggar, A. 245 Jeffreys, S. 58 Johnson, D. 182 Kamuf, P. 169, 173.
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Catriona Macleod & Kevin Durrheim (2002). Foucauldian Feminism: The Implications of Governmentality. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (1):41–60.
Becky Francis (2000). Poststructuralism and Nursing: Uncomfortable Bedfellows? Nursing Inquiry 7 (1):20-28.
Lena Aléx & Anne Hammarström (2008). Shift in Power During an Interview Situation: Methodological Reflections Inspired by Foucault and Bourdieu. Nursing Inquiry 15 (2):169-176.
Mark Hayter (2006). Productive Power and the 'Practices of the Self' in Contraceptive Counselling. Nursing Inquiry 13 (1):33-43.
Marilou Gagnon & Meryn Stuart (2009). Manufacturing Disability: HIV, Women and the Construction of Difference. Nursing Philosophy 10 (1):42-52.
Similar books and articles
Jana Sawicki (1986). Foucault and Feminism: Toward a Politics of Difference. Hypatia 1 (2):23 - 36.
Carolyn Ells (2003). Foucault, Feminism, and Informed Choice. Journal of Medical Humanities 24 (3-4):213-228.
Wolfgang Detel (2005). Foucault and Classical Antiquity: Power, Ethics, and Knowledge. Cambridge University Press.
Geoff Danaher (2000). Understanding Foucault. Sage Publications.
Christian Dürr, Der Erscheinungsraum der Geschlechter. Macht, Diskurs Und Indentität Bei Michel Foucault Und Deren Relevanz Für Die Feministische Kritik Am Geschlechterbegriff.
Aurelia Armstrong, Foucault and Feminism. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Lois McNay (1992/1993). Foucault and Feminism: Power, Gender, and the Self. Northeastern University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads81 ( #51,693 of 1,796,465 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #97,247 of 1,796,465 )
How can I increase my downloads?