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The Resource The Politics of Our Selves : Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

The Politics of Our Selves : Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

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The Politics of Our Selves : Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory
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The Politics of Our Selves
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Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory
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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
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New Directions in Critical Theory
The Politics of Our Selves : Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory
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The Politics of Our Selves : Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/alle13622
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  • Cover; Half title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: The Politics of Our Selves; The Entanglement of Power and Validity; Will the "Truth" Set You Free?; The Subject of Politics; Tasks for a Feminist Critical Theory; 2. Foucault, Subjectivity, and the Enlightenment: A Critical Reappraisal; Foucault and Kant; The Empirical and the Transcendental; The End of Man; The Impurity of Reason and the Possibility of Critique; 3. The Impurity of Practical Reason: Power and Autonomy in Foucault; Technologies of Domination
  • Governmentality and GovernmentalizationTechnologies of the Self; Resistance, Strategy, and Reciprocity; 4. Dependency, Subordination, and Recognition: Butler on Subjection; Subjection; Dependency, Subordination, and Recognition; Ambivalent Recognition; Concluding Political Postscript; 5. Empowering the Lifeworld? Autonomy and Power in Habermas; Systematically Distorted Subjectivity?; Individuation Through Socialization; The Morally Disciplined Personality; 6. Contextualizing Critical Theory; The Empirical and the Transcendental (Reprise); The Context Transcendence of Validity Claims
  • Contextualizing Habermas7. Engendering Critical Theory; Benhabib's Critique of Habermas; The Narrative Conception of the Self; Gender, Power, and Narrative; Concluding Reflections; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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