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By Margaret A. McLaren

Argues that Foucault's paintings employs a belief of subjectivity that's well-suited for feminist concept and politics.

Addressing imperative questions within the debate approximately Foucault’s usefulness for politics, together with his rejection of common norms, his notion of strength and power-knowledge, his probably contradictory place on subjectivity and his resistance to utilizing identification as a political type, McLaren argues that Foucault employs a notion of embodied subjectivity that's well-suited for feminism. She applies Foucault’s inspiration of practices of the self to modern feminist practices, resembling consciousness-raising and autobiography, and concludes that the relationship among self-transformation and social transformation that Foucault theorizes because the connection among subjectivity and institutional and social norms is essential for modern feminist concept and politics.

“Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity continues to be important for its rendering of a thoroughgoing account of feminist theorists’ interplay with Foucault throughout the past due 1990s.” — Foucault Studies

“Engaging, in actual fact written, and well-argued, this ebook presents entire and insightful overviews of a lot of the severe literature on Foucault. the writer deals a sympathetic yet no longer dogmatic interpreting of Foucault, giving cautious reconstructions of a few of his most crucial texts/arguments, and extends his rules in attention-grabbing ways.” — Amy Allen, writer of the ability of Feminist conception: Domination, Resistance, Solidarity

“This is without doubt one of the most powerful and best-informed defenses of Foucault’s persevered usefulness to contemporary feminist debates. McLaren is familiar with the territory good and addresses squarely the tricky concerns. a powerful achievement.” — Thomas R. Flynn, writer of Sartre, Foucault and ancient cause, vol. 1, towards an Existentialist thought of History

Margaret A. McLaren is affiliate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Women’s stories at Rollins College.

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