From: "claudius" <claudius.laumanns@xxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 12:38:05 +0200
There is another new one...
Feminism and the Final Foucault
Edited by Dianna Taylor and Karen Vintges
A new approach to feminism
Feminism and the Final Foucault is the first systematic offering of
contemporary, international feminist perspectives on the later work of
philosopher Michel Foucault.
Rather than simply debating the merits or limitations of Foucault's later
work, the essays in this collection examine women's historical
self-practices, conceive of feminism as a shared ethos, and consider the
political significance of this conceptualization in order to elucidate,
experiment with, and put into practice the conceptual "tools" that Foucault
offers for feminist ethics and politics. The volume illustrates the ways in
which Foucault's later thinking on ethics as "care of the self" can
reintroduce a number of issues and themes that feminists jettisoned in the
wake of postmodernism, including consciousness raising, feminist therapy,
the subject woman, identity politics, and feminist agency.
Taken as a whole, the diversity of feminist viewpoints presented provide
important new insights into "the final Foucault," and thus serve as a
productive intervention in current Foucault scholarship.
Dianna Taylor is an assistant professor of philosophy at John Carroll
University. Karen Vintges, a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy
at the University of Amsterdam, has published Philosophy as Passion: The
Thinking of Simone de Beauvoir, and other books.
320 pages. 5.75 x 9 inches.
Cloth, ISBN 0-252-02927-5. $50.00
Paper, ISBN 0-252-07182-4. $20.00
Introduction: Engaging the Present
Dianna Taylor and Karen Vintges
Part 1: Women's Self-practices as Ethos: Historical Perspectives 1. The
Shaping of a "Beautiful" Soul: The Critical Life of Anna Maria van Schurman
Jeannette Bloem 2. E.g.: Emma Goldman, for Example Kathy Ferguson 3. Exit
Woolf Stephen M. Barber Part 2: Feminism as Ethos 4. Experience and
Truth-telling in a Post-humanist World: A Foucaultian Contribution to
Feminist Ethical Reflections Mariana Valverde 5. An Ethics of the Self
Helen O'Grady 6. Constructing Images and Figures of Witnessing: Feminist
Adoptions of the Technology of the Self Sylvia Pritsch 7. Practicing
Practicing Ladelle McWhorter 8. Foucault's Pleasures: Desexualizing Queer
Politics Jana Sawicki 9. Bodies and Power Revisited Judith Butler Part
3: Feminist Ethos as Politics 10. Feminist Identity Politics: Transforming
the Political Susan Hekman 11. Foucault and Feminism: Power, Resistance,
Freedom Margaret A. McLaren 12. Foucault, Feminism, and the Self: The
Politics of Personal Transformation Amy Allen 13. Foucault's Ethos:
Guide(post) for Change Dianna Taylor 14. Endorsing Practices of Freedom:
Feminism in a Global Perspective Karen Vintges Contributors Index