Feminist Imagination: Genealogies in Feminist Theory

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SAGE Publications, 1999 - Political Science - 168 pages
Reading feminist theory as a complex imaginative achievement, Feminist Imagination considers feminist commitment through the interrogation of its philosophical, political and affective connections with the past, and especially with the `race' trials of the twentieth century. The book looks at: the 'directionlessness' of contemporary feminist thought; the question of essentialism and embodiment; the racial tensions in the work of Simone de Beauvoir; the totalitarian character in Hannah Arendt; the 'mimetic Jew' and the concept of mimesis in the work of Judith Butler.

Vikki Bell provides a compelling rethinking of feminist theory as bound up with attempts to understand oppression outside a focus on 'women'. She affirms femini

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Feminist
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Thinking Politics with Simone de Beauvoir
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Thinking Difference in the Political Realm with
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Vikki Bell lectures in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, university of London.

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