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Differences that Matter
Feminist Theory and Postmodernism

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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597616

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  • Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. Such a 'speaking back' involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalisable condition of the world and requires closer readings of what postmodernism is actually 'doing' in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Sara Ahmed hence examines constructions of postmodernism in relation to rights, ethics, subjectivity, authorship, meta-fiction and film.

    • 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: November 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597616
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: speaking back
    1. Rights
    2. Ethics
    3. Woman
    4. Subjects
    5. Authorship
    6. (Meta)fictions
    7. Screens
    Conclusion: events that move us.

  • Author

    Sara Ahmed, Lancaster University

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