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Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 12:38:05 +0200


There is another new one...


Feminism and the Final Foucault
Edited by Dianna Taylor and Karen Vintges
A new approach to feminism 

Feminism and the Final Foucault is the first systematic offering of
contemporary, international feminist perspectives on the later work of
philosopher Michel Foucault. 

Rather than simply debating the merits or limitations of Foucault's later
work, the essays in this collection examine women's historical
self-practices, conceive of feminism as a shared ethos, and consider the
political significance of this conceptualization in order to elucidate,
experiment with, and put into practice the conceptual "tools" that Foucault
offers for feminist ethics and politics. The volume illustrates the ways in
which Foucault's later thinking on ethics as "care of the self" can
reintroduce a number of issues and themes that feminists jettisoned in the
wake of postmodernism, including consciousness raising, feminist therapy,
the subject woman, identity politics, and feminist agency. 

Taken as a whole, the diversity of feminist viewpoints presented provide
important new insights into "the final Foucault," and thus serve as a
productive intervention in current Foucault scholarship. 

Dianna Taylor is an assistant professor of philosophy at John Carroll
University. Karen Vintges, a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy
at the University of Amsterdam, has published Philosophy as Passion: The
Thinking of Simone de Beauvoir, and other books. 
     
September 2004
320 pages. 5.75 x 9 inches. 
Cloth, ISBN 0-252-02927-5. $50.00
Paper, ISBN 0-252-07182-4. $20.00

Contents
 
 Introduction: Engaging the Present
 Dianna Taylor and Karen Vintges
 Part 1: Women's Self-practices as Ethos: Historical Perspectives  1. The
Shaping of a "Beautiful" Soul: The Critical Life of Anna  Maria van Schurman
Jeannette Bloem  2. E.g.: Emma Goldman, for Example  Kathy Ferguson  3. Exit
Woolf  Stephen M. Barber  Part 2: Feminism as Ethos  4. Experience and
Truth-telling in a Post-humanist World: A  Foucaultian Contribution to
Feminist Ethical Reflections  Mariana Valverde  5. An Ethics of the Self
Helen O'Grady  6. Constructing Images and Figures of Witnessing: Feminist
Adoptions of the Technology of the Self  Sylvia Pritsch  7. Practicing
Practicing  Ladelle McWhorter  8. Foucault's Pleasures: Desexualizing Queer
Politics  Jana Sawicki  9. Bodies and Power Revisited  Judith Butler  Part
3: Feminist Ethos as Politics  10. Feminist Identity Politics: Transforming
the Political  Susan Hekman  11. Foucault and Feminism: Power, Resistance,
Freedom  Margaret A. McLaren  12. Foucault, Feminism, and the Self: The
Politics of Personal  Transformation  Amy Allen  13. Foucault's Ethos:
Guide(post) for Change  Dianna Taylor  14. Endorsing Practices of Freedom:
Feminism in a Global  Perspective  Karen Vintges  Contributors  Index


   

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