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Desiring Whiteness: A Lacanian Analysis of Race

Desiring Whiteness: A Lacanian Analysis of Race

1st Edition

Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks
May 25, 2000

Desiring Whiteness provides a compelling new interpretation of how we understand race. Race is often seen to be a social construction. Nevertheless, we continue to deploy race thinking in our everyday life as a way of telling people apart visually. How do subjects become raced? Is it common sense...

The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature

The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature

1st Edition

Obioma Nnaemeka
December 12, 1996

This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist...

Ecopolitics: The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought

Ecopolitics: The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought

1st Edition

Verena Andermatt Conley
November 28, 1996

Ecopolitics is a study of environmental awareness - or non-awareness - in contemporary French theory. Arguing that it is now impossible not to think in an ecological way, Verena Andermatt Conley traces the roots of today's concern for the environment back to the intellectual climate of the late 50s...

The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Ideology after the Fall of Socialism

The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Ideology after the Fall of Socialism

1st Edition

Renata Salecl
July 07, 1994

The rise of nationalist, racist and anti-feminist ideologies is one of the most frightening repercussions of the collapse of socialism. Using psychoanalytic theories of fantasy to investigate why such extremist ideologies have taken hold, Renata Salecl argues that the major social and political...

Feminism and the Mastery of Nature

Feminism and the Mastery of Nature

1st Edition

Val Plumwood
December 16, 1993

Two of the most important political movements of the late twentieth century are those of environmentalism and feminism. In this book, Val Plumwood argues that feminist theory has an important opportunity to make a major contribution to the debates in political ecology and environmental philosophy....

History After Lacan

History After Lacan

1st Edition

Teresa Brennan
December 16, 1993

Lacan was not an ahistorical post-structuralist. Starting from this controversial premiss, Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis. She begins by recovering Lacan's neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic's era which began in the seventeenth...

The Regime of the Brother: After the Patriarchy

The Regime of the Brother: After the Patriarchy

1st Edition

Juliet Flower MacCannell
June 13, 1991

The Regime of the Brother is one of the first attempts to challenge modernity on its own terms. Using the work of Lacan, Kristeva and Freud, Juliet MacCannell confronts the failure of modernity to bring about the social equality promised by the Enlightenment. On the verge of its destruction, the...

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