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Spatialising the Subject of Feminism

Geraldine Pratt

in Working Feminism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780748615698
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671243 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0002
Spatialising the Subject of Feminism

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This chapter is a close reading of Foucault's and Butler's theories of sexuality and gender, drawing out the spatialities that lie latent within them to argue that a feminism informed by these theoretical perspectives is fundamentally materialist. It draws on the work of Wright, McClintock, Spivak, Cheah, Stoler, and Chow to argue that gender and sex are interwoven in varied and complex ways with discourses of race in colonial, postcolonial and western settings.

Keywords: Sexuality; biopower; heteronormativity; gender; materiality; space; discourse; body; race

Chapter.  9804 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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