The Politics of Our Selves

The Politics of Our Selves

Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

eBook - 2007
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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 both aspects of what she calls, following Foucault, the ""politics of our selves."" It analyzes power in all i.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780231509848
0231509847
Characteristics: 1 online resource (420 pages)

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