Feminisms and the Self: The Web of Identity

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Routledge, 1995 - Philosophy - 220 pages
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What does the politics of the self mean for a politics of liberation? Morwenna Griffiths argues that mainstream philosophy, particularly the anglo-analytic tradition, needs to tackle the issues of the self, identity, autonomy and self creation. Although identity has been a central concern of feminist thought it has in the main been excluded from philosophical analysis.
Feminisms and the Self is both a critique and a construction of feminist philosophy. After the powerful challenges that postmodernism and poststructuralism posed to liberation movements like feminism, Griffiths book is an original and timely contribution to current debate surrounding the notion of identity and subjectivity.

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Morwenna Griffiths is Professor of Educational Research at Nottingham Trent University, and previously taught at Nottingham University, Oxford Brookes University, Christ Church College, Canterbury, and Isfahan University. She has carried out a range of educational research including classroom-based action research, large-scale surveys, philosophical analysis, and qualitative evaluations. Her current interests lie particularly in social justice, gender and educational research. She is the author Feminisms and the Self: The Web of Identity; Self-identity, Self-esteem, and Social Justice; and co-author (with Carol Davies) of In Fairness to Children: Working for Social Justice in the Primary School. She has also edited (with Barry Troyna) Anti-racism, Culture and Social Justice in Education, and with Margaret Whitford, Women Review Philosophy: New Writing by Women in Philosophy and Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy.

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