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The Power of Feminist Theory

Domination, Resistance, Solidarity, 1st Edition

By Amy Allen


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Power is clearly a crucial concept for feminist theory. Insofar as feminists are interested in analyzing power, it is because they have an interest in understanding, critiquing, and ultimately challenging the multiple array of unjust power relations affecting women in contemporary Western societies, including sexism, racism, heterosexism, and class

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Feminist Conceptions of Power: A Critical Assessment -- The Genealogy of Power: Michel Foucault -- Power Trouble: Judith Butler's Feminist Genealogy of Power -- The Power of Solidarity: Hannah Arendt -- A Feminist Conception of Power

About the Author

Amy Allen is assistant professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College. Her articles have appeared in Hypatia,Constellations, and the Journal of Value Inquiry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies