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The Resource Gender, agency and coercion, edited by Sumi Madhok, Anne Phillips, Kalpana Wilson; Series edited by Clare Hemmings, (electronic book)

Gender, agency and coercion, edited by Sumi Madhok, Anne Phillips, Kalpana Wilson; Series edited by Clare Hemmings, (electronic book)

Label
Gender, agency and coercion
Title
Gender, agency and coercion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sumi Madhok, Anne Phillips, Kalpana Wilson; Series edited by Clare Hemmings
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on recent feminist discussions, this collection critically reassesses ideas about agency, exploring the relationship between agency and coercion in greater depth and across a range of disciplinary perspectives and ethical contexts.
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1950-
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  • Madhok, Sumi
  • Phillips, Anne
  • Wilson, Kalpana
  • Hemmings, Clare
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  • Agency (Law)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Duress (Law)
  • Women
Summary expansion
This collection aims to think critically about agency and explore the relationship between agency and coercion in greater depth. In academic, activist, and policy circles alike, feminist work has re-focused attention onto women as agents rather than as passive victims of overwhelming structures of male institutional power, or less capable of exercising agency by virtue of their class, race, gender or culture. These broadly positive moves are not without risks. Most notably, they can encourage a triumphalist disregard for constraints through an exclusive emphasis on 'discovering' agency even in the least favourable situations, thereby obscuring domination, inequality, and subordination. So how does bringing agency and coercion into closer interplay impact our understanding of the two? How might the stories of feminist agency change if we locate agency and coercion on the same intellectual frame? What would it mean to disrupt the existing constellation of ideas accompanying agency so as to include coercion, subordination and oppression alongside ideas of freedom, autonomy, and independence? How do we theoretically negotiate agency and coercion in conditions of deep inequality? This collection thinks through these questions in a range of regional, intellectual, ethical and political contexts
Label
Gender, agency and coercion, edited by Sumi Madhok, Anne Phillips, Kalpana Wilson; Series edited by Clare Hemmings, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction-- S.Madhok, A.Phillips & K.Wilson Choosers or Losers? Feminist Ethical and Political Agency in a Plural and Unequal World-- K.Hutchings The Feminist Subject of Agency: Recognition and Affect in Encounters with 'the Other'-- C.Hemmings & A.Kabesh The Meaning of Agency-- M.Evans The Unbearable Lightness of Theory: Political Ontology and Social Weightlessness in Mouffe's Radical Democracy-- L.McNay Agency as 'Smart Economics': Neoliberalism, Gender and Development-- K.Wilson Action, Agency, Coercion: Reformatting Agency for Oppressive Contexts-- S.Madhok Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions: Problematising Current Responses-- M.Henry Does the Body Make a Difference?-- A.Phillips Rejecting the Choice Paradigm: Rethinking the Ethical Framework in Prostitution and Egg Sale Debates-- H.Widdows Compensating Egg Donors-- E.Jackson Reproblematising Relations of Agency and Coercion: Surrogacy-- S.Ashenden Representing Agency and Coercion: Feminist Readings and Postfeminist Media Fictions-- S.Wearing As if Postfeminism had come True: the Turn to Agency in Cultural Studies of 'Sexualisation'-- R.Gill & N.Donaghue Afterword-- S.Madhok, A.Phillips & K.Wilson
Control code
9781137295613
Extent
x, 280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137295613
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Gender, agency and coercion, edited by Sumi Madhok, Anne Phillips, Kalpana Wilson; Series edited by Clare Hemmings, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction-- S.Madhok, A.Phillips & K.Wilson Choosers or Losers? Feminist Ethical and Political Agency in a Plural and Unequal World-- K.Hutchings The Feminist Subject of Agency: Recognition and Affect in Encounters with 'the Other'-- C.Hemmings & A.Kabesh The Meaning of Agency-- M.Evans The Unbearable Lightness of Theory: Political Ontology and Social Weightlessness in Mouffe's Radical Democracy-- L.McNay Agency as 'Smart Economics': Neoliberalism, Gender and Development-- K.Wilson Action, Agency, Coercion: Reformatting Agency for Oppressive Contexts-- S.Madhok Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions: Problematising Current Responses-- M.Henry Does the Body Make a Difference?-- A.Phillips Rejecting the Choice Paradigm: Rethinking the Ethical Framework in Prostitution and Egg Sale Debates-- H.Widdows Compensating Egg Donors-- E.Jackson Reproblematising Relations of Agency and Coercion: Surrogacy-- S.Ashenden Representing Agency and Coercion: Feminist Readings and Postfeminist Media Fictions-- S.Wearing As if Postfeminism had come True: the Turn to Agency in Cultural Studies of 'Sexualisation'-- R.Gill & N.Donaghue Afterword-- S.Madhok, A.Phillips & K.Wilson
Control code
9781137295613
Extent
x, 280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137295613
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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