Ludic Feminism and After: Postmodernism, Desire, and Labor in Late Capitalism (Critical Perspectives on Women and Gender)

3.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780472065769: Ludic Feminism and After: Postmodernism, Desire, and Labor in Late Capitalism (Critical Perspectives on Women and Gender)

Following the equal-rights struggles of the 1960s, feminism became involved in the theoretical problems posed by poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, queer theory, postcolonialism, and Marxism. After years of debate about whether feminism can or should accommodate these other modes of contemporary thought, Ludic Feminism and After provides a way of making a leap forward.
Teresa Ebert rethinks such notions as "pleasure," "essentialism," "performance," "labor," "class," "body," and "difference" through readings of influential texts by feminists such as Gayatri Spivak, Rigoberta Mench, Donna Haraway, Jane Gallop, Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, and Teresa de Lauretis. She not only engages the theories of Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, and Baudrillard, but also moves beyond the academic arena to address the "backlash" phenomenon and the writings of "popular" critics like Camille Paglia. Ebert argues that the crisis of feminist theory in postmodernity is about the very meaning of politics and the possibility for effective social change.
The future of feminism and feminist theory, believes Ebert, lies in reclaiming radical knowledge(s) that have been obscured by what she calls "ludic theory": the branch of postmodernism that sees politics primarily as a linguistic and textual practice, and focuses on subverting cultural representations of difference. She argues instead for the possibilities of a "resistance postmodernism" in feminism: theory grounded in the social struggle over the "material differences" of labor and access to economic means and resources.
Ebert's provocative and powerful book challenges ludic feminism within the academy, and outlines transformative politics and feminist theory that can address material crises, such as the international trade in young women for prostitution, dowry murders in India, and the genocidal rape in Bosnia. The author seeks to go beyond dominant theories to open a radically new space for an active third wave feminism. Ludic Feminism and After is sure to be influential and controversial.
Teresa Ebert is Associate Professor of English, State University of New York at Albany.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by University of Michigan Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by University of Michigan Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by Univ Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Michigan Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2261742

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. 228 x 153 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Following the equal-rights struggles of the 1960s, feminism became involved in the theoretical problems posed by poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, queer theory, postcolonialism, and Marxism. After years of debate about whether feminism can or should accommodate these other modes of contemporary thought, Ludic Feminism and After provides a way of making a leap forward. Teresa Ebert rethinks such notions as pleasure, essentialism, performance, labor, class, body, and difference through readings of influential texts by feminists such as Gayatri Spivak, Rigoberta Mench, Donna Haraway, Jane Gallop, Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, and Teresa de Lauretis. She not only engages the theories of Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, and Baudrillard, but also moves beyond the academic arena to address the backlash phenomenon and the writings of popular critics like Camille Paglia. Ebert argues that the crisis of feminist theory in postmodernity is about the very meaning of politics and the possibility for effective social change. The future of feminism and feminist theory, believes Ebert, lies in reclaiming radical knowledge(s) that have been obscured by what she calls ludic theory : the branch of postmodernism that sees politics primarily as a linguistic and textual practice, and focuses on subverting cultural representations of difference. She argues instead for the possibilities of a resistance postmodernism in feminism: theory grounded in the social struggle over the material differences of labor and access to economic means and resources. Ebert s provocative and powerful book challenges ludic feminism within the academy, and outlines transformative politics and feminist theory that can address material crises, such as the international trade in young women for prostitution, dowry murders in India, and the genocidal rape in Bosnia. The author seeks to go beyond dominant theories to open a radically new space for an active third wave feminism. Ludic Feminism and After is sure to be influential and controversial. Teresa Ebert is Associate Professor of English, State University of New York at Albany. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. 228 x 153 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Following the equal-rights struggles of the 1960s, feminism became involved in the theoretical problems posed by poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, queer theory, postcolonialism, and Marxism. After years of debate about whether feminism can or should accommodate these other modes of contemporary thought, Ludic Feminism and After provides a way of making a leap forward. Teresa Ebert rethinks such notions as pleasure, essentialism, performance, labor, class, body, and difference through readings of influential texts by feminists such as Gayatri Spivak, Rigoberta Mench, Donna Haraway, Jane Gallop, Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, and Teresa de Lauretis. She not only engages the theories of Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, and Baudrillard, but also moves beyond the academic arena to address the backlash phenomenon and the writings of popular critics like Camille Paglia. Ebert argues that the crisis of feminist theory in postmodernity is about the very meaning of politics and the possibility for effective social change. The future of feminism and feminist theory, believes Ebert, lies in reclaiming radical knowledge(s) that have been obscured by what she calls ludic theory : the branch of postmodernism that sees politics primarily as a linguistic and textual practice, and focuses on subverting cultural representations of difference. She argues instead for the possibilities of a resistance postmodernism in feminism: theory grounded in the social struggle over the material differences of labor and access to economic means and resources. Ebert s provocative and powerful book challenges ludic feminism within the academy, and outlines transformative politics and feminist theory that can address material crises, such as the international trade in young women for prostitution, dowry murders in India, and the genocidal rape in Bosnia. The author seeks to go beyond dominant theories to open a radically new space for an active third wave feminism. Ludic Feminism and After is sure to be influential and controversial. Teresa Ebert is Associate Professor of English, State University of New York at Albany. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by The University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Ludic Feminism and After: Postmodernism, Desire, and Labor in Late Capitalism, Teresa L. Ebert, Following the equal-rights struggles of the 1960s, feminism became involved in the theoretical problems posed by poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, queer theory, postcolonialism, and Marxism. After years of debate about whether feminism can or should accommodate these other modes of contemporary thought, "Ludic Feminism and After" provides a way of making a leap forward.Teresa Ebert rethinks such notions as "pleasure," "essentialism," "performance," "labor," "class," "body," and "difference" through readings of influential texts by feminists such as Gayatri Spivak, Rigoberta Mench, Donna Haraway, Jane Gallop, Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, and Teresa de Lauretis. She not only engages the theories of Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, and Baudrillard, but also moves beyond the academic arena to address the "backlash" phenomenon and the writings of "popular" critics like Camille Paglia. Ebert argues that the crisis of feminist theory in postmodernity is about the very meaning of politics and the possibility for effective social change.The future of feminism and feminist theory, believes Ebert, lies in reclaiming radical knowledge(s) that have been obscured by what she calls "ludic theory": the branch of postmodernism that sees politics primarily as a linguistic and textual practice, and focuses on subverting cultural representations of difference. She argues instead for the possibilities of a "resistance postmodernism" in feminism: theory grounded in the social struggle over the "material differences" of labor and access to economic means and resources.Ebert's provocative and powerful book challenges ludic feminism within the academy, and outlines transformative politics and feminist theory that can address material crises, such as the international trade in young women for prostitution, dowry murders in India, and the genocidal rape in Bosnia. The author seeks to go beyond dominant theories to open a radically new space for an active third wave feminism. "Ludic Feminism and After" is sure to be influential and controversial.Teresa Ebert is Associate Professor of English, State University of New York at Albany. Bookseller Inventory # B9780472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by The University of Michigan Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, 1995. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ebert, Teresa L.
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 153mm x 24mm x 228mm. Paperback. Following the equal-rights struggles of the 1960s, feminism became involved in the theoretical problems posed by poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, queer theory, postcolonialism.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.472. Bookseller Inventory # 9780472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ebert, Teresa L.
Published by Univ of Michigan Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Michigan Pr, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 352 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0472065769

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.48
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ebert, Teresa L.
ISBN 10: 0472065769 ISBN 13: 9780472065769
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97804720657691.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book