Am I That Name?: Feminism And The Category Of Women In History

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Am I That Name?: Feminism And The Category Of Women In History

Am I That Name?: Feminism And The Category Of Women In History By Denise Riley Am I That Name Feminism And The Category Of Women In History Writing about changes in the notion of womanhood Denise Riley examines in the manner of Foucault shifting historical constructions of the category of women in relation to other categories central t

  • Title: Am I That Name?: Feminism And The Category Of Women In History
  • Author: Denise Riley
  • ISBN: 9780816642694
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Am I That Name?: Feminism And The Category Of Women In History By Denise Riley Writing about changes in the notion of womanhood, Denise Riley examines, in the manner of Foucault, shifting historical constructions of the category of women in relation to other categories central to concepts of personhood the soul, the mind, the body, nature, the social Feminist movements, Riley argues, have had no choice but to play out this indeterminacy of women.Writing about changes in the notion of womanhood, Denise Riley examines, in the manner of Foucault, shifting historical constructions of the category of women in relation to other categories central to concepts of personhood the soul, the mind, the body, nature, the social Feminist movements, Riley argues, have had no choice but to play out this indeterminacy of women This is made plain in their oscillations, since the 1790s, between concepts of equality and of difference To fully recognize the ambiguity of the category of women is, she contends, a necessary condition for an effective feminist political philosophy A classic of feminist intellectual history Am I That Name is a sort of Anglo American end of innocence for anyone who tries to speak of women Riley makes the word run, since she cannot make it stand still She offers a history of how feminism has faced its paradoxical core Voice Literary Supplement Essential reading for philosophers, historians, and feminist theorists History Review of Books Denise Riley teaches at the University of East Anglia, UK, and has also held teaching posts at Brown University and at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Her most recent books are The Words of Selves Identification, Solidarity, Irony 2000 and Selected Poems 2000.
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    1. Ellie Lloyd on said:

      I found the first chapter rather dense and a little overwhelming, which made me concerned about how I would manage with the rest of the text However, from the second chapter onwards I found the text far interesting and engaging It was very philosophically based which was overwhelming at times but still accessible There was a constant state of questioning on the part of Riley about the issue of feminism and her aim to truly define the term women Often, I found that Riley would backtrack and try [...]

    2. Niamh Macey on said:

      This was fascinating but it was also one of those books which was so philosophical in its writing style that I felt sometimes Riley s points were overshadowed in the midst of her rolling prose and unusual wording As I read this a while ago, I admittedly can t remember much distinctly However, there was definitely the feeling that Riley was having some sort of tangible crisis by the end about how to resolve feminism, and I remember leaving the last chapter feeling very inspired, as she seemed to [...]

    3. Beth on said:

      Collection of essays in which Riley explores the category of women and its relationship to the writing of history and to feminism Recommended, but primarily for the first essay, Am I That Name

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