Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism

by Sara Ahmed

Paperback, 1998

DDC/MDS

305.42

Status

Available

Publication

Cambridge University Press (1998), Edition: 1, 232 pages

Description

Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. Such a 'speaking back' involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalisable condition of the world and requires closer readings of what postmodernism is actually 'doing' in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Sara Ahmed hence examines constructions of postmodernism in relation to rights, ethics, subjectivity, authorship, meta-fiction and film.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

232 p.; 9 inches

ISBN

0521592259 / 9780521592253
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