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Title The politics of recognition and social justice [electronic resource] : transforming subjectivities and new forms of resistance / edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and Bob Pease
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2014
book jacket
Descript xv, 277 p. : ill
Series Routledge advances in feminist studies and intersectionality ; 15
Routledge advances in feminist studies and intersectionality ; 15
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
pt. 1. Reconstructing gendered subjectivities -- pt. 2. Recognising resistant sexualities -- pt. 3. Validating racialised subjectivities -- pt. 4. Interrogating privileged subjectivities -- pt. 5. Creating new spaces of resistance in everyday life
"Via a wide range of case studies, this book examines new forms of resistance to social injustices in contemporary Western societies. Resistance requires agency, and agency is grounded in notions of the subject and subjectivity. How do people make sense of their subjectivity as they are constructed and reconstructed within relations of power? What kinds of subjectivities are needed to struggle against forms of dominance and claim recognition? The participants in the case studies are challenging forms of dominance and subordination grounded in class, race, culture, nationality, sexuality, religion, age, disability and other forms of social division. It is a premise of this book that new and/or reconstructed forms of subjectivity are required to challenge social relations of subordination and domination. Thus, the transformation of subjectivity as well as the restructuring of oppressive power relations is necessary to achieve social justice. By examining the construction of subjectivity of particular groups through an intersectional lens, the book aims to contribute to theoretical accounts of how subjects are constituted and how they can develop a critical distance from their positioning"-- Provided by publisher
Also available in print edition
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Link 9780415819459 (hardback)
Subject Social justice
Group identity
Electronic books. lcsh
Alt Author Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria, 1960-
Pease, Bob
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