The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

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Some critical theorists understand the self as constituted by power relations, while others insist upon the self's autonomous capacities for critical reflection and deliberate self-transformation. Up to now, it has all too often been assumed that these two understandings of the self are incompatible. In her bold new book, Amy Allen argues that the capacity for autonomy is rooted in the very power relations that constitute the self.

Allen's theoretical framework illuminates… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 06, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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