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The New Middle Ages
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Story and Philosophy for Social Change in Medieval and Postmodern Writing

Reading for Change

Authors: Carr, Allyson

  • Links medieval studies and contemporary philosophy
  • Highlights the contribution of two important authors
  • Provides historical context within the middle ages and postmodern feminism
  • Supplies specific hermeneutical tools for engaging with questions of gender, society, stories, and politics
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About this book

This book bridges medieval and contemporary philosophical thinkers, examining the relationship between fiction and philosophy for bringing about social change. Drawing on the philosophical reading and writing practices of medieval author Christine de Pizan and twentieth-century philosopher Luce Irigaray, and through an engagement with Hans-Georg Gadamer’s work on tradition and hermeneutics, it develops means to re-write the stories and ideas that shape society. It argues that reading for change is possible; by increasing our capacity to perceive and engage tradition, we become more capable of positively shaping the forces that shape us. Following the example of the two women whose work it explores, Story and Philosophy works through philosophy and narrative to deeply transform the allegorical, political, and continental tradition it engages. It is essential reading for students and scholars interested in medieval studies, feminist studies, and critical theory.

About the authors

Allyson Carr is Assistant Professor at Trent University. She has previously worked as the Associate Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics. Her love of gardening influences her writing. Presently, she is working on a book on the relevance of aesthetics for social philosophy.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • An Introduction

    Pages 1-26

    Carr, Allyson

  • Changing the Story: Christine’s Construction of Difference

    Pages 27-93

    Carr, Allyson

  • This is Not the Same: Irigaray and Difference Through Story

    Pages 95-138

    Carr, Allyson

  • Reading Stories into Action: Christine on Memory, Politics, and Learning

    Pages 139-185

    Carr, Allyson

  • Changing the Story: Tradition, Imagination, and the Interpretive Work of Possibility

    Pages 187-223

    Carr, Allyson

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63744-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Story and Philosophy for Social Change in Medieval and Postmodern Writing
Book Subtitle
Reading for Change
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63745-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63745-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63744-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87624-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 255
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