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Disciplining Foucault: Feminism, Power, and the Bodyby Jana Sawicki
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At the same time she develops constructive critiques of certain tendencies in current feminist analyses that threaten to suppress differences among women. She looks at mothering theory and asks in a geneological vein: When did the idea of the mother as an emotional nurturer emerge? When did the idea of women's status as reproducer prevail? A Foucauldian, she argues, must beware of the normalizing features of mothering theory itself. Does it unwittingly reinforce heterosexist norms?
Arguing that a Foucauldian feminism is possible, Sawicki rejects the view that the power of the phallocentric is total. Instead, like Foucault, she sees discouse as ambiguous and a source of conflict.
In Disciplining; lining foucault, Jana Sawicki argues that a foucauldian feminism is possible. She rejects the view that the power of phallocentric discourse is total.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-126) and index.
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