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Considering Emma Goldman : Feminist Political Ambivalence & the Imaginative Archive - (Paperback)

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In Considering Emma Goldman Clare Hemmings examines the significance of the ****** activist and thinker for contemporary feminist politics. Rather than attempting to resolve the tensions and problems that Goldman's thinking about race, gender, and sexuality pose for feminist thought, Hemmings embraces them, finding them to be helpful in formulating a new queer feminist praxis. Mining three overlapping archives—Goldman's own writings, her historical and theoretical legacy, and an imaginative archive that responds creatively to gaps in those archives —Hemmings shows how serious engagement with Goldman's political ambivalences opens up larger questions surrounding feminist historiography, affect, fantasy, and knowledge production. Moreover, she explores her personal affinity for Goldman to illuminate the role that affective investment plays in shaping feminist storytelling. By considering Goldman in all her contradictions and complexity, Hemmings presents a queer feminist response to the ambivalences that also saturate contemporary queer feminist race theories.
Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Social Science, Philosophy
Series Title: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Clare Hemmings
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2018
TCIN: 53299446
UPC: 9780822370031
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5225
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