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Social Postmodernism

Social Postmodernism
Beyond Identity Politics

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Linda Nicholson, Chandra Talpade Monhanty, Gyan Prakash, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Steven Seidman, Rosemary Hennessy, Iris Marion Young, Ali Rattansi, Nancy Fraser, Chantal Mouffe, Shane Phelan, Stanley Aronowitz, R. W. Connell
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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521475716

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  • Social Postmodernism offers a transformative political vision and addresses the live questions in identity politics. The postmodern focus on race, sexuality and gender is sharpened by integrating the micro-social concerns of the social movements associated with these issues and macro-institutional and cultural analysis. Social Postmodernism brings together leading theorists to explore further the implications for the discourses of feminism, post-Marxian cultural studies, African-American, Gay, Latino/a and postcolonial studies.

    • Introduction gives an accessible overview of the last two decades of debates on postmodernism
    • Contributors are all leading theorists, known for their contributions to research in e.g. gender, Gay and Lesbian, postcolonial studies
    • Combines postmodern insights with traditional social theory to look at new social movements in broader cultural context
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    "Social Postmodernism is a great book in the most traditional or modern snese-it is useful. This has a great deal to do with the fact that the rich diversity of papers included, covering sexuality, race, multiculturalism, the India Diaspora, feminism, and what's left of universalism, is held up by a thematic concern with the idea of identity." Peter Beilharz, Contemporary Sociology

    "This collection of previously published essays contributes to contemporary social and political theory in a number of important ways." Ethics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521475716
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Part I. Critiques of Identity:
    1. Interpreting gender Linda Nicholson
    2. Feminist encounters: locating the politics of experience Chandra Talpade Monhanty
    3. Postcolonial criticism and Indian historiography Gyan Prakash
    Part II. Critiques of the Deconstruction of Identity:
    4. African identities Kwame Anthony Appiah
    5. Deconstructing queer theory or the under-theorization of the social and the ethical Steven Seidman
    6. Queer visibility in commodity culture Rosemary Hennessy
    Part III. Postmodern Approaches to the Social:
    7. Gender as seriality: thinking about women as a social collective Iris Marion Young
    8. Refiguring social space Cindy Patton
    9. Just framing: ethnicities and racisms in a 'postmodern' framework Ali Rattansi
    10. Politics culture and the public sphere: toward a postmodern conception Nancy Fraser
    Part IV. Postmodern Approaches to the Political:
    11. Feminism citizenship and radical democratic politics Chantal Mouffe
    12. The space of justice: lesbians and democratic politics Shane Phelan
    13. Against the liberal state: ACT-UP and the emergence of postmodern politics Stanley Aronowitz
    14. Democracies of pleasure: thoughts on the goals of radical sexual politics R. W. Connell.

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    Linda Nicholson

    Steven Seidman


    Linda Nicholson, Chandra Talpade Monhanty, Gyan Prakash, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Steven Seidman, Rosemary Hennessy, Iris Marion Young, Ali Rattansi, Nancy Fraser, Chantal Mouffe, Shane Phelan, Stanley Aronowitz, R. W. Connell

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