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  1. Desiring Whiteness

    A Lacanian Analysis of Race

    By Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    Desiring Whiteness provides a compelling new interpretation of how we understand race. Race is often seen to be a social construction. Nevertheless, we continue to deploy race thinking in our everyday life as a way of telling people apart visually. How do subjects become raced? Is it common sense...

    Published May 25th 2000 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of (M)Othering

    Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature

    Edited by Obioma Nnaemeka

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist...

    Published December 12th 1996 by Routledge

  3. Ecopolitics

    The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought

    By Verena Andermatt Conley

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    Ecopolitics is a study of environmental awareness - or non-awareness - in contemporary French theory. Arguing that it is now impossible not to think in an ecological way, Verena Andermatt Conley traces the roots of today's concern for the environment back to the intellectual climate of the late 50s...

    Published November 28th 1996 by Routledge

  4. The Spoils of Freedom

    Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Ideology after the Fall of Socialism

    By Renata Salecl

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    The rise of nationalist, racist and anti-feminist ideologies is one of the most frightening repercussions of the collapse of socialism. Using psychoanalytic theories of fantasy to investigate why such extremist ideologies have taken hold, Renata Salecl argues that the major social and political...

    Published July 7th 1994 by Routledge

  5. Feminism and the Mastery of Nature

    By Val Plumwood

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    Two of the most important political movements of the late twentieth century are those of environmentalism and feminism. In this book, Val Plumwood argues that feminist theory has an important opportunity to make a major contribution to the debates in political ecology and environmental philosophy....

    Published December 16th 1993 by Routledge

  6. History After Lacan

    By Teresa Brennan

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    Lacan was not an ahistorical post-structuralist. Starting from this controversial premiss, Teresa Brennan tells the story of a social psychosis. She begins by recovering Lacan's neglected theory of history which argued that we are in the grip of a psychotic's era which began in the seventeenth...

    Published December 16th 1993 by Routledge

  7. The Regime of the Brother

    After the Patriarchy

    By Juliet Flower MacCannell

    Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today

    The Regime of the Brother is one of the first attempts to challenge modernity on its own terms. Using the work of Lacan, Kristeva and Freud, Juliet MacCannell confronts the failure of modernity to bring about the social equality promised by the Enlightenment. On the verge of its destruction, the...

    Published June 13th 1991 by Routledge

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