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    Democratic Matter.Torrey Shanks - 2011 - Theory and Event 14 (2).
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    Feminine Figures and the “Fatherhood”: Rhetoric and Reason in Locke’s First Treatise of Government.Torrey Shanks - 2011 - Political Theory 39 (1):31-57.
    Traditionally neglected, Locke's First Treatise of Government has taken on new significance with feminist interpretations that recognize the importance of its sustained engagement with patriarchal power. Yet feminist interpreters, both critics and admirers alike, read Locke as a champion of the "man of reason," a figure seemingly immune to the influences of passions, imagination, and rhetoric. These interpreters wrongly overlook Locke's extended engagement with the power of rhetoric in the First Treatise, an engagement that troubles the clear opposition of masculine (...)
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    Feminism’s Family Resemblances.Torrey Shanks - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (1):109-115.
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    Feminism’s Family Resemblances. [REVIEW]Torrey Shanks - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (1):109 - 115.
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    Toleration and Democratic Membership.Torrey Shanks - 2015 - Political Theory 43 (4):451-472.
    This essay examines John Locke’s engagement with monsters as a question of toleration in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Recounting a monster’s birth as a case of uncertain identity, Locke endorses a provisional form of judgment. I compare this response with Michel de Montaigne’s treatment of monsters in his Essays in order to highlight a politics of imagination and reason relevant to political judgment and toleration. Montaigne alerts us to significant silences in Locke’s treatment of monsters that reveal unrecognized dimensions (...)
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    The Rhetoric of Self-Ownership.Torrey Shanks - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (3):311-337.
    This essay considers self-ownership as a rhetorical and political practice. Scholarly attention to the rhetoric of self-ownership, notably in feminist theory, often rejects the term for its capacity to distort and fragment notions of the self, the body, social relations, and labor. The ambiguous character of self-ownership, in this view, carries the risk of subversion of more inclusive and relational uses. Adopting a broader notion of rhetoric as creative and effective speech, I recast self-ownership from this critical depiction through a (...)
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