Feminism & Foucault : reflections on resistance / edited by Irene Diamond and Lee Quinby.

by Diamond, Irene, 1947-Looking glass; Quinby, Lee, 1946-Looking glass.

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Northeastern University Press, 1988.Description: xx, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24cm.ISBN: 1555530338; 9781555530334.Other title: Feminism and Foucault.Subject(s): Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984Looking glass | Feminist theoryLooking glass | PatriarchyLooking glass | Power (Social sciences)Looking glass | Sex roleLooking glassNote: Bibliography: pages 231-233.
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Although Michel Foucault's ideas on sexuality, ideology, and power have established him as one of this century's most influential thinkers, the implications of his work for feminists continue to be the subject of heated debate. This book fosters an unprecedented dialogue between Foucault and the fertile ground of contemporary feminism and explores the many ways these disparate approaches to cultural analysis converge and interact.

Bibliography: pages 231-233.

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The essays collected in Feminism and Foucault testify to the growing influence of Foucault's thought on contemporary feminist theory (eight of the twelve pieces have previously been published elsewhere). In a variety of insightful and ingenious ways, the authors extend Foucault's critique of Western civilization to women's experiences in the world: from the practical issues of rape, anorexia, and sexuality to the more abstract issues of power, discourse, and domination. The volume is far-reaching and fills a lacuna that even as sensitive a critic as Foucault neglected. Not every essay in the collection will be accessible to all readers. However, each reader will find a few essays at their level of expertise. Moreover, in these applications of Foucault they will find a better understanding of Foucault than can be found in many books that attempt to explain his philosophy. Feminist theory is well served by this volume, making it a requirement for all serious women's studies collections. J. Genova The Colorado College

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IRENE DIAMOND is the dean and co-founding director of Ohr Esther: A Center for Arts, Research, and Service. She is the author of Sex Roles in the State House, Fertile Ground: Women, Earth, and the Limits of Control, and other books. LEE QUINBY is currently the inaugural visiting professor at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. Her work has appeared in Signs, The American Historical Review, and Women's Studies Quarterly. She is also the author of Freedom, Foucault, and the Subject of America, Anti-Apocalypse, and Millennial Seduction, and the editor of Gender and Apocalyptic Desire.