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The Resource Gender and agency : reconfiguring the subject in feminist and social theory, Lois McNay

Gender and agency : reconfiguring the subject in feminist and social theory, Lois McNay

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Gender and agency : reconfiguring the subject in feminist and social theory
Title
Gender and agency
Title remainder
reconfiguring the subject in feminist and social theory
Statement of responsibility
Lois McNay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies. McNay argues that recent thought on the formation of the modern subject offers a one-sided or negative account of agency, which underplays the creative dimension present in the responses of individuals to changing social relations. An understanding of this creative element is central to a theory of autonomous agency, and also to an explanation of the ways in which women and men negotiate changes within gender relations. In exploring the implications of this idea of agency for a theory of gender identity, McNay brings together the work of leading feminist theorists - such as Judith Butler and Nancy Fraser - with the work of key continental social theorists. In particular, she examines the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Ricoeur and Cornelius Castoriadis, each of whom has explored different aspects of the idea of the creativity of action. McNay argues that their thought has interesting implications for feminist ideas of gender, but these have been relatively neglected partly because of the huge influence of the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan in this area. She argues that, despite its suggestive nature, feminist theory must move away from the ideas of Foucault and Lacan if a more substantive account of agency is to be introduced into ideas of gender identity."--Back cover
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McNay, Lois
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sex role
  • Gender identity
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Feminist theory
Label
Gender and agency : reconfiguring the subject in feminist and social theory, Lois McNay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gender, Subjectification and Agency: Introductory Remarks --- 2. Body, Position, Power: Bourdieu and Butler on Agency --- 3. Gender and Narrative: Ricoeur on the Coherence of Self --- 4. Psyche and Society: Castoriadis and the Creativity of Action --- 5. Gender and Change: Concluding Remarks
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780745613499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Gender and agency : reconfiguring the subject in feminist and social theory, Lois McNay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gender, Subjectification and Agency: Introductory Remarks --- 2. Body, Position, Power: Bourdieu and Butler on Agency --- 3. Gender and Narrative: Ricoeur on the Coherence of Self --- 4. Psyche and Society: Castoriadis and the Creativity of Action --- 5. Gender and Change: Concluding Remarks
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780745613499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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