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Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging : Zones of Interference Between Gender and Diversity (Hardcover)

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Taking recent German debates of diversity terminology as a case example for scrutinizing enactments of genealogy that assume a linear image of progressive generation, this book engages with performative effects of genealogical stories in academic texts that negotiate conceptual belonging.

While supporters of the developing Diversity Studies in Germany cherish diversity’s potential for multi-category investigations, Gender and Women’s Studies critics reject the term for its neoliberal, managerial rationale, allegedly holding profit above social justice. Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging intervenes in this oppositional debate by turning one’s attention to narrations of the origins of "gender" and "diversity" that suggest their proper place in the present.

Presenting a story about dis/continuous genealogies and highlighting complicated interferences between gender and diversity, Marten forges novel future connections between questions of gender, sexual difference, and diversity. This pioneering volume will be of particular interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in the fields of genealogy, Gender Studies, feminist theory, feminist science studies and critical race / diversity / intersectionality studies.

Number of Pages: 248.0
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Research in Gender and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Eike Marten
Language: English
Street Date: February 10, 2017
TCIN: 51771540
UPC: 9781138645004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-8490

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