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Differences That Matter challenges theories of the relationship between feminism and postmodernism that ask "is/should feminism be modern or postmodern?" Pointing out how postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates, Sara Ahmed argues instead that feminism must itself ask questions of postmodernism; that feminist theorists speak (back) to postmodernism rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. This "speaking back" involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalizable condition of the world, using close readings of postmodern constructions of rights, ethics, "woman," subjectivity, authorship and film.Read more
- Innovative approach to relationships between feminism and postmodernism, and postmodernism and modernism
- Combines theory with analysis of concrete political issues and cultural texts, and autobiography
- Provides close reading of key theoretical and literary texts
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- Date Published: January 1999
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521597616
- length: 232 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.35kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
Introduction: speaking back
Conclusion: events that move us.
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