Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - Philosophy - 207 pages
In this volume, philosopher and feminist theorist, Kelly Oliver, takes a look at aspects of popular culture, film, science and law to examine contemporary notions of paternity and maternity. She studies the role of paternal responsibility, virility and race in such events as the Million Man March and the growth of the Promise Keeper's movement and suggests alternative ways to conceive of self-other relations and the subjective identity at stake in them. In addition, she offers a detailed analysis of particular works by film-makers such as Polanski, Bergman and Varda in developing a theory of identity that opens the subject to otherness or difference.
 

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About the author (1998)

Kelly Oliver is associate professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY, Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998), Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997), and Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relations to "the Feminine" (1995).

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