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The Seduction of the Female Body: Women's Rights in Need of a New Body Politics

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If the first part of the title hints at a sensual book written by a young female scholar attempting to make 'male'-stream philosophy sexy again, the second evokes the repetitious feminist claim that women are the victims of an oppressive patriarchal structure. However, this book is neither a feminist manifesto nor a cleverly marketed erotic novel lacking in substance. Its aim is both more ambitious and provocative. Drawing on the ambiguous meaning of the notion of vulnerability, the book offers an innovative approach to the topic of the female body in relation to women's rights; going beyond the age-old dichotomy of casting women as either passive victims or conscious agents. Thanks to a profound confrontation with the works of Judith Butler and Adriana Cavarero on the concept of vulnerability, the book offers also a unique insight into the different feminist 'schools' to which these philosophers belong.

About the Author

Eva De Clercq is a Researcher at the University of Pisa, Italy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Feminism: A Trouble Spot

The Adventures of the Body

The Problem of Human Vulnerability

Bodily Uniqueness and Symbolization

Contemporary Society and its Body Politics

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137030719
Author:
De Clercq, Eva
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Eva De Clercq
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Social
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

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