product description page

Object-Oriented Feminism (Paperback)

Object-Oriented Feminism (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

about this item

The essays in Object-Oriented Feminism explore OOF: a feminist intervention into recent philosophical discourses—like speculative realism, object-oriented ontology (OOO), and new materialism—that take objects, things, stuff, and matter as primary. Object-oriented feminism approaches all objects from the inside-out position of being an object too, with all of its accompanying political and ethical potentials.

This volume shows OOF thought as being part of a long history of ongoing feminist work in multiple disciplines. In particular, object-oriented feminism foregrounds three significant aspects of feminist thinking in the philosophy of things: politics, engaging with histories of treating certain humans (women, people of color, and the poor) as objects; erotics, employing humor to foment unseemly entanglements between things; and ethics, refusing to make grand philosophical truth claims, instead staking a modest ethical position that arrives at being “in the right” by being “wrong.”
Seeking not to define object-oriented feminism, but rather to enact it, the volume is interdisciplinary in approach, with contributors from a variety of fields, including sociology, anthropology, English, art, and philosophy. Topics are frequently provocative, engaging a wide range of theorists from Heidegger and Levinas to Irigaray and Haraway; and a wide array of objects, including the female body as ****** object in Lolita subculture; birds made ****** by endocrine disruptors; truth claims arising in material relations in indigenous fiction and film; and more. Intentionally, each essay can be seen as an “object” in relation to others in this collection.

Contributors: Irina Aristarkhova, University of Michigan; Karen Gregory, University of Edinburgh; Marina Gržinic, Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts; Frenchy Lunning, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Timothy Morton, Rice University; Anne Pollock, Georgia Tech; Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Columbia University; R. Joshua Scannell, CUNY Graduate Center; Adam Zaretsky, VASTAL (The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd.).

Number of Pages: 280.0
Genre: Philosophy, Social Science, Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2016
TCIN: 51835408
UPC: 9781517901097
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-0010

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.