Breaking Feminist Waves

Gendered Readings of Change

A Feminist-Pragmatist Approach

Authors: Fischer, C.

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This book develops a unique theory of change by drawing on American philosophy and contemporary feminist thought. Via a select history of ancient Greek and Pragmatist philosophies of change, Fischer argues for a reconstruction of transformation that is inclusive of women's experiences and thought.

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Clara Fischer is a Researcher and Lecturer in political philosophy and feminist theory. Outside of the academy, she acts as a consultant to the NGO sector and is a director of the Irish Feminist Network, Ireland

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"An original and compelling book. Fischer problematizes canonical theories of change through a feminist-pragmatist approach. She highlights John Dewey's transformation of Aristotle's philosophy to explicate a dynamic sense of self. This leads to a feminist-pragmatist self with the capacity to effect socio-political change. Gendered hierarchies distorting philosophy from its inception are swept away in this model of humans in transaction with their environments. This is a philosophy for our time." - Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Purdue University, USA

"In this ambitious book Fischer addresses an important topic - the nature of change - in the contemporary context of feminist politics. Ranging from ancient philosophy to literature to political theory, Fischer develops a pragmatist-feminist account of how selves can initiate and undergo change. This carefully crafted and scholarly work is at the cutting edge of current feminist thought." - Alison Stone, Professor of European Philosophy, Lancaster University, UK


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gendered Readings of Change
Book Subtitle
A Feminist-Pragmatist Approach
Authors
Series Title
Breaking Feminist Waves
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34272-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137342720
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34787-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46754-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 242
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