Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory by Rosi BraidottiNomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory by Rosi Braidotti

Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory

byRosi Braidotti

Paperback | September 1, 1994

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Nomadic Subjects argues for a new kind of philosophical thinking, one that would include the insights of feminism and abandon the hegemonic mode that is conventionally adopted in high theory.

Braidotti's personal, surprising, and lively prose insists on an integration of feminism in mainstream discourse. The essays explore problems that are central to current feminist debates including Western epistemology's relation to the "woman question," feminism and biomedical ethics, European feminism, and how American feminists might relate to European movements.

Rosi Braidotti was born in Italy, raised in Australia, and educated in Paris and is professor of women's studies at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Title:Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pagesPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Columbia University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231082355

ISBN - 13:9780231082358


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The nomadic subject is a myth, that is to say a political fiction, that allows [you] to think through and move across established categories and levels of experience: blurring boundaries without burning bridges. Implicit in [the choice of this figuration] is the belief in the potency and relevance of the imagination, of myth-making, as a way to step out of the political and intellectual stasis of these post-modern times. Political fictions may be more effective, here and now, than theoretical systems.

Table of Contents

Organs Without BodiesBody Images and the Pornography of RepresentationMothers, Monsters, and MachinesRe-figuring the SubjectDiscontinuous Becomings: Deleuze on the Becoming-Woman of PhilosophyThe Ethics of Sexual Difference: The Case of Foucault and IrigarayEnvy; or, With Your Brains and My LooksSexual Difference as a Nomadic Political ProjectThe Politics of Ontological DifferenceOn the Female Feminist Subject; or From She Self to She-OtherWomen's Studies and the Politics of DifferenceEthics Revisited: Women and/in PhilosophyThe Subject of FeminismUnited States of Europe or United Colors of Benetton?Theories of Gender; or Language Is a Virus

Editorial Reviews

Nomadic Subjects inspires renewed feminist commitment to the movements that are redefining gender and its meaning for both men and women in all levels of culture.