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Material Feminisms


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Introduction: Emerging Models of Materiality in Feminist Theory / Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman
Part 1. Material Theory
1. Darwin and Feminism: Preliminary Investigations for a Possible Alliance / Elizabeth Grosz
2. On Not Becoming Man: The Materialist Politics of Unactualized Potential / Claire Colebrook
3. Constructing the Ballast: An Ontology for Feminism / Susan Hekman
4. Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter / Karen Barad
Part 2. Material World
5. Otherworldly Conversations, Terran Topics, Local Terms / Donna J. Haraway
6. Viscous Porosity: Witnessing Katrina / Nancy Tuana
7. Natural Convers(at)ions: Or, What if Culture Was Really Nature All Along? / Vicki Kirby
8. Trans-Corporeal Feminisms and the Ethical Space of Nature / Stacy Alaimo
9. Landscape, Memory, and Forgetting: Thinking through (My Mother's) Body and Place / Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands
Part 3. Material Bodies
10. Disability Experience on Trial / Tobin Siebers
11. How Real Is Race? / Michael Hames-Garcia
12. From Race/Sex/Etc. to Glucose, Feeding Tube, and Mourning: The Shifting Matter of Chicana Feminism / Suzanne Bost
13. Organic Empathy: Feminism, Psychopharmaceuticals and the Embodiment of Depression / Elizabeth A. Wilson
14. Cassie's Hair / Susan Bordo
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Offers a robust understanding of materiality from a feminist point of view

About the Author

Stacy Alaimo is Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space.Susan Hekman is Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Humanities at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of Private Selves, Public Identities and The Future of Differences.


"Specific, groundbreaking accounts of the material effects of ethical, political, scientific, environmental, and other cultural practices." Shannon Sullivan, The Pennsylvania State University

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