After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism

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Imprint:Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2020
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
2020
Description:1 online resource (197 pages)
Language:English
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject:Feminism.
Feminist theory.
Feminism
Feminist theory
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12380608
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Other authors / contributors:Joy, Eileen A., 1962- editor.
Kolozova, Katerina, editor.
Project Muse, distributor.
ISBN:9780998237534
0998237531
Notes:Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary:Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy that are habitually subsumed under the category of "speculative realism," a denomination referring to rather heterogeneous strands of philosophy, bringing together object-oriented ontology (OOO), non-standard philosophy (or non-philosophy), the speculative realist ideas of Quentin Meillassoux and Marxism, have provided grounds for the much needed critique of culturalism in gender theory, and the authority with which post-structuralism has dominated feminist theory for decades. This publication aims to bring forth some of the feminist debates prompted by the so-called "speculative turn," while demonstrating that there has never been a niche of "speculative realist feminism." Whereas most of the contributions featured in this collection provide a theoretical approach invoking the necessity of foregrounding new forms of realism for a "feminism beyond gender as culture," some of the essays tackle OOO only to invite a feminist critical challenge to its paradigm, while others refer to some extent to non-philosophy or the new materialisms but are not reducible to either of the two. We have invited essays from intellectual milieus outside the Anglo-Saxon academic center, bringing together authors from Serbia, Slovenia, France, Ireland, the UK, and Canada, aiming to promote feminist internationalism (rather than a "generous act of cultural inclusion").
Other form:Print version: 9780998237534