Material Feminisms

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Stacy Alaimo
Indiana University Press, 2008 - Philosophy - 434 pages
2 Reviews

Harnessing the energy of provocative theories generated by recent understandings of the human body, the natural world, and the material world, Material Feminisms presents an entirely new way for feminists to conceive of the question of materiality. In lively and timely essays, an international group of feminist thinkers challenges the assumptions and norms that have previously defined studies about the body. These wide-ranging essays grapple with topics such as the material reality of race, the significance of sexual difference, the impact of disability experience, and the complex interaction between nature and culture in traumatic events such as Hurricane Katrina. By insisting on the importance of materiality, this volume breaks new ground in philosophy, feminist theory, cultural studies, science studies, and other fields where the body and nature collide.


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User Review  - Kandice - Goodreads

I thought the combination of literature and science was enlightening and brought a new perspective to issues to the day and the way in which we perceive what is feminism. Stacy Alaimo herself is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

I wanted more from this book, but only because it's focused on useful lines of thinking and I wanted it to move the field more quickly. It kept my interest. Read full review


Emerging Models of Materiality in Feminist Theory
Part 1 Material Theory
Part 2 Material World
Part 3 Material Bodies
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About the author (2008)

Stacy Alaimo is Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space.

Susan Hekman is Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Humanities at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of Private Selves, Public Identities and The Future of Differences.

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