Genealogies in Feminist Theory
- Vikki Bell - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Feminist Theory | Sociological Theory | Sociological Theory | Sociology of Gender | Sociology of Gender |
Vikki Bell provides a compelling rethinking of feminist theory as bound up with attempts to understand oppression outside a focus on 'women'. She affirms feminism as a site and mode of making these connections.
'Vikki Bell's book is both philosophically erudite and politically acute. She is an excellent reader of philosophy and literature alike, uncovering the most crucial cultural presumptions in contemporary political discourse. She moves with great skill through Simone de Beavoir, Hannah Arendt, and Richard Wright, making us rethink some of the most basic philosophical notions that inform our ordinary understanding of politics. Her emphasis on temporality and fantasy will provoke us all to think more radically about where we are and where we think we are going' - Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, University of California at Berkeley