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Power and feminist agency in capitalism : toward a new theory of the political subject, Claudia Leeb

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Power and feminist agency in capitalism : toward a new theory of the political subject
Title
Power and feminist agency in capitalism
Title remainder
toward a new theory of the political subject
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Leeb
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
How do we become political subjects? Put another way, how do we become actors who have the power to instigate political change? These are questions that have long vexed political theorists, particularly feminist and critical race scholars who think about how to achieve real political transformation. According to postmodern scholars, subjects are defined only through their relationship to institutions and social norms. But if we are only political people insofar as we are subjects of existing power relations, there is little hope of political transformation. To instigate change, we need to draw on collective power, but appealing to a particular type of subject, whether "working class," "black," or "women," will always be exclusionary. This issue is a particular problem for feminist scholars, who are frequently criticized for assuming that they can make broad claims for all women, while failing to acknowledge their own exclusive and powerful position (mostly white, Western, and bourgeois). Recent work in political and feminist thought has suggested that we can get around these paradoxes by wishing away the idea of political subjects entirely or else thinking of political identities as constantly shifting. In this book, Claudia Leeb argues that these are both failed ideas. She instead suggests a novel idea of a subject in-outline. Over the course of the book Leeb grounds this concept in work by Adorno, Lacan, and Marx - the very theoriests who are often seen as denying the agency of the subject. Leeb also proposes that power structures that create political subjects are never all-powerful. While she rejects the idea of political autonomy, she shows that there is always a moment in which subjects can contest the power relations that define them. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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Leeb, Claudia
Dewey number
305.4201
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.L434 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Feminist theory
  • Political science
  • Capitalism
  • Feminist economics
  • Capitalism
  • Feminist economics
  • Feminist theory
  • Political science
  • Feminismus
  • Kapitalismus
  • Politische Theorie
Label
Power and feminist agency in capitalism : toward a new theory of the political subject, Claudia Leeb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The when of socio-political transformation: the moment of the limit -- Who changes the world: the political subject in outline -- How to transform the world: rethinking theory and practice -- What makes us rebel: suffering reconsidered -- Rejecting the politics of (mis- )recognition: Butler revisited -- The working-class woman and Marx: biased constructions -- Disrupting the fantasy: Adorno and the working-class woman -- Conclusion
Control code
962409555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780190639891
Lccn
2016038309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962409555
Label
Power and feminist agency in capitalism : toward a new theory of the political subject, Claudia Leeb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The when of socio-political transformation: the moment of the limit -- Who changes the world: the political subject in outline -- How to transform the world: rethinking theory and practice -- What makes us rebel: suffering reconsidered -- Rejecting the politics of (mis- )recognition: Butler revisited -- The working-class woman and Marx: biased constructions -- Disrupting the fantasy: Adorno and the working-class woman -- Conclusion
Control code
962409555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780190639891
Lccn
2016038309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962409555

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