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The Power of Feminist Theory

Domination, Resistance, Solidarity, 1st Edition

By Amy Allen


167 pages

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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 oppression.In The Power of Feminist Theory, Amy Allen diagnoses the inadequacies of previous feminist conceptions of power, and draws on the work of a diverse group of theorists of power, including Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Hannah Arendt, in order to construct a new feminist conception of power. The conception of power developed in this book enables readers to theorize domination, resistance, and solidarity, and, perhaps more importantly, to do so in a way that illuminates the interrelatedness of these three modalities of power.

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies