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  1. Foucault and Feminism: Power, Gender, and the Self.Lois McNay - 1992 - Northeastern University Press.
  2. Gender and Agency: Reconfiguring the Subject in Feminist and Social Theory.Lois McNay - 2000 - Blackwell.
    This book reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies.
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    Self as Enterprise.Lois McNay - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (6):55-77.
    This article considers Foucault’s analysis of ordoliberal and neoliberal governmental reason and its reorganization of social relations around a notion of enterprise. I focus on the particular idea that the generalization of the enterprise form to social relations was conceptualized in such exhaustive terms that it encompassed subjectivity itself. Self as enterprise highlights, inter alia, dynamics of control in neoliberal regimes which operate through the organized proliferation of individual difference in an economized matrix. It also throws into question conceptions of (...)
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  4. Gender, Habitus and the Field: Pierre Bourdieu and the Limits of Reflexivity.Lois McNay - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (1):95-117.
    This article argues that the failure of certain theories of reflexive identity transformation to consider more fully issues connected to gender identity leads to an overemphasis on the expressive possibilities thrown up by processes of detraditionalization. By ignoring certain deeply embedded aspects, some theories of reflexive change reproduce the `disembodied and disembedded' subject of masculinist thought. The issues of disembodiment and disembeddedness are explored through a study of the work of Pierre Bourdieu on `habitus' and the `field'. The idea of (...)
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  5. Foucault and Feminism: Power, Gender and the Self.Lois McNay - 2013 - Polity.
    This book offers a systematic attempt to explore the point of convergance between feminist theory and the work of Michel Foucault.
     
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  6. Foucault: A Critical Introduction.Lois McNay - 1994 - Continuum.
     
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    Social Freedom and Progress in the Family: Reflections on Care, Gender and Inequality.Lois McNay - 2015 - Critical Horizons 16 (2):170-186.
    The paper focuses on the discussion of social freedom in the family in Axel Honneth's most recent book Freedom's Right. I argue, on the one hand, that radical democrats have much to learn from Honneth's method of normative reconstruction because it provides a much needed corrective to the “social weightlessness” that characterizes their thought about democracy. In contrast to the current preoccupation with rarefied issues of political ontology, Freedom's Right exemplifies a type of sociologically attuned thinking that is essential for (...)
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    The Limits of Justification: Critique, Disclosure and Reflexivity.Lois McNay - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory:147488511667029.
    I argue that Forst’s justification paradigm is less radical than claimed in that it fails to establish an immanent connection between the role of justification as a transcendental principle and as...
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    Democracy, Critique and the Ontological Turn.Mihaela Mihai, Lois McNay, Oliver Marchart, Aletta Norval, Vassilios Paipais, Sergei Prozorov & Mathias Thaler - 2017 - Contemporary Political Theory 16 (4):501-531.
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    The Foucauldian Body and the Exclusion of Experience.Lois Mcnay - 1991 - Hypatia 6 (3):125-139.
    This paper considers the advantages of incorporating Foucault's anti-essentialist theory of the body into feminist explanations of women's oppression. There are also problems in that Foucault neglects to examine the gendered character of the body and reproduces a sexism endemic in "gender neutral" social theory. The Foucauldian body is essentially passive resulting in a limited account of identity and agency. This conflicts with an aim of feminism: to rediscover and revalue the experiences of women.
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  11. Reviews : Elizabeth Wright (Ed.), Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Diction Ary. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. £60, Paper, £16.95, Xix + 485 Pp. [REVIEW]Lois McNay - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (1):128-130.
  12. Recognition as Fact and Norm : The Method of Critique.Lois McNay - 2008 - In David Leopold & Marc Stears (eds.), Political Theory: Methods and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
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    Who is the ‘Communis’ in Sensus Communis? A Response to Ferrara.Lois McNay - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (2):159-167.
    Of the many interesting points that Alessandro Ferrara raises in reply to my article, I focus in response on the question of context transcendence for, as well as seeming to lie at the heart of our differences, it is of foundational importance to the tradition of critical theory which influences both our work. I agree with Ferrara about the ‘conceptual necessity’ of context transcendence for critique but I disagree with the assumption that he makes that experientially grounded critique is necessarily (...)
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    Having It Both Ways.Lois McNay - 2003 - Theory, Culture and Society 20 (6):1-20.
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    Identity and Power.Lois McNay - 2002 - The Philosophers' Magazine 20 (20):39-40.
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    The Politics of Exemplarity: Ferrara on the Disclosure of New Political Worlds.Lois McNay - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (2):127-145.
    This paper focuses on the idea of exemplarity outlined by the Italian critical theorist Alessandro Ferrara that forms part of his general case for the centrality of disclosure to emancipatory political reasoning. Ferrara argues that “at its best” political thought should have the capacity to animate the democratic imagination by disclosing new political worlds and hence new possibilities for thought and action. I argue that Ferrara’s notion of exemplarity provides important conceptual resources for a re-grounding of critical theory in the (...)
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  17. The Politics of Suffering and Recognition : Foucault Contra Honneth.Lois McNay - 2012 - In Miriam Bankovsky & Alice Le Goff (eds.), Recognition Theory and Contemporary French Moral and Political Philosophy: Reopening the Dialogue. Distributed Exclusively in the Usa by Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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    Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism.Lois McNay - 2009 - Contemporary Political Theory 8 (2):242-244.
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    Ideology Critique: Disclosure and Reflexivity.Lois McNay - 2013 - In Michael Freeden, Lyman Tower Sargent & Marc Stears (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies. Oxford University Press. pp. 138.