Stacy Alaimo, Susan J. Hekman
Indiana University Press, 2008 - Philosophy - 434 pages
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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Review: Material FeminismsUser 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
Review: Material FeminismsUser 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