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Breaking Feminist Waves

New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment

Editors: Fischer, Clara, Dolezal, Luna (Eds.)

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  • Shows the contemporary relevance of feminist philosophical reflection on questions of gender, the body, and embodiment
  • Features chapters by both established and emerging feminist theorists
  • Presents a diverse range of theoretical approaches
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Despite several decades of feminist activism and scholarship, women’s bodies continue to be sites of control and contention both materially and symbolically. Issues such as reproductive technologies, sexual violence, objectification, motherhood, and sex trafficking, among others, constitute ongoing, pressing concerns for women’s bodies in our contemporary milieu, arguably exacerbated in a neoliberal world where bodies are instrumentalized as sites of human capital. This book engages with these themes by building on the strong tradition of feminist thought focused on women’s bodies, and by making novel contributions that reflect feminists’ concerns—both theoretically and empirically—about gender and embodiment in the present context and beyond. The collection brings together essays from a variety of feminist scholars who deploy diverse theoretical approaches, including phenomenology, pragmatism, and new materialisms, in order to examine philosophically the question of the current status of gendered bodies through cutting-edge feminist theory.

About the authors

Clara Fischer is an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Gender, Feminisms, and Sexualities, and Co-director of the John Dewey Research Project at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Luna Dolezal is a Lecturer in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, UK.

 

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“If corporeal feminism is one of the new frontiers of feminism, this volume is on the frontiers of that frontier. It includes some stimulating work on vulnerability, developing the idea that there are positives as well as negatives that emerge from this (necessary!) aspect of our embodiment. And it situates this and other facets of embodiment within wider modern/post-modern techno-culture, globalisation, and the neoliberalism which characterises a good deal of Western society at this time. The essays in this volume will rapidly become required reading in many women’s studies, gender studies and feminist studies courses.” (Katherine Morris, Oxford University, United Kingdom)

“In building on an existing reservoir of feminist scholarship and activism engaging with the question of embodiment, New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment takes the themes and analyses further to tease out the location and significance of such work in the contemporary neoliberal and globalised world. This innovative collection brings together established scholars with emerging voices across a diverse range of concerns that develop concepts like vulnerability as being central to feminist thought in both theory and practice. The result is a well-balanced yet provocative set of essays that challenge readers to rethink their own assumptions.” (Margrit Shildrick, Linkoping University, Sweden)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Contested Terrains: New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment

    Pages 1-13

    Fischer, Clara (et al.)

  • A Genealogy of Women’s (Un)Ethical Bodies

    Pages 17-35

    Weiss, Gail

  • The Normal Body: Female Bodies in Changing Contexts of Normalization and Optimization

    Pages 37-55

    Jansen, Julia (et al.)

  • How Do We Respond? Embodied Vulnerability and Forms of Responsiveness

    Pages 57-79

    Petherbridge, Danielle

  • Revisiting Feminist Matters in the Post-Linguistic Turn: John Dewey, New Materialisms, and Contemporary Feminist Thought

    Pages 83-102

    Fischer, Clara

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment
Editors
  • Clara Fischer
  • Luna Dolezal
Series Title
Breaking Feminist Waves
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72353-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72353-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72352-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10188-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 252
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