Material Feminisms

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Stacy Alaimo, Susan J. Hekman
Indiana University Press, 2008 - Philosophy - 434 pages
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Acknowledgments p. xi
Introduction: Emerging Models of Materiality in Feminist Theory Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman p. 1
Part 1 Material Theory
1 Darwin and Feminism: Preliminary Investigations for a Possible Alliance Elizabeth Grosz p. 23
2 On Not Becoming Man: The Materialist Politics of Unactualized Potential Claire Colebrook p. 52
3 Constructing the Ballast: An Ontology for Feminism Susan Hekman p. 85
4 Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter Karen Barad p. 120
Part 2 Material World
5 Otherworldly Conversations, Terran Topics, Local Terms Donna J. Haraway p. 157
6 Viscous Porosity: Witnessing Katrina Nancy Tuana p. 188
7 Natural Convers(at)ions: Or, What if Culture was Really Nature all Along? Vicki Kirby p. 214
8 Trans-Corporeal Feminisms and the Ethical Space of Nature Stacy Alaimo p. 237
9 Landscape, Memory, and Forgetting: Thinking Through (my Mother’s) Body and Place Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands p. 265
Part 3 Material Bodies
10 Disability Experience on Trial Tobin Siebers p. 291
11 How Real Is Race? Michael Hames-Garcia p. 308
12 From Race/Sex/Etc. To Glucose, Feeding Tube, and Mourning: The Shifting Matter of Chicana Feminism Suzanne Bost p. 340
13 Organic Empathy: Feminism, Psychopharmaceuticals, and the Embodiment of Depression Elizabeth A. Wilson p. 373
14 Cassie’s Hair Susan Bordo p. 400
List of Contributors p. 425
Index p. 429
 

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Contents

Emerging Models of Materiality in Feminist Theory
1
Part 1 Material Theory
21
Part 2 Material World
155
Part 3 Material Bodies
289
List of Contributors
425
Index
429
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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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