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Object-Oriented Feminism

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ISBN: 9781517901097
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Format: Paperback
Year: 2017
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 38 (w x l x h)
Pages: 280

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The essays in Object-Oriented Feminism explore OOF: a feminist intervention into recent philosophical discourses like speculative realism, object-oriented ontology (OOO), and new materialism that take objects, things, stuff, and matter as primary. Object-oriented feminism approaches all objects from the inside-out position of being an object too, with all of its accompanying political and ethical potentials. This volume places OOF thought in a long history of ongoing feminist work in multiple disciplines. In particular, object-oriented feminism foregrounds three significant aspects of feminist thinking in the philosophy of things: politics, engaging with histories of treating certain humans (women, people of color, and the poor) as objects; erotics, employing humor to foment unseemly entanglements between things; and ethics, refusing to make grand philosophical truth claims, instead staking a modest ethical position that arrives at being in the right by being wrong.
Seeking not to define object-oriented feminism but rather to enact it, the volume is interdisciplinary in approach, with contributors from a variety of fields, including sociology, anthropology, English, art, and philosophy. Topics are frequently provocative, engaging a wide range of theorists from Heidegger and Levinas to Irigaray and Haraway, and an intriguing diverse array of objects, including the female body as fetish object in Lolita subculture; birds made queer by en Please click here to ask a question
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