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The Resource Selfish women, Lisa Downing, (electronic resource)

Selfish women, Lisa Downing, (electronic resource)

Label
Selfish women
Title
Selfish women
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Downing
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book proceeds from a single and very simple observation: throughout history, and up to the present, women have received a clear message thatwe are not supposed to prioritize ourselves. Indeed, the whole question of "self" is a problem for women - and a problem that issues from a wide range of locations, including, in some cases, feminism itself. When women espouse discourses of self-interest, self-regard, and selfishness, they become illegible. This is complicated by the commodification of the self in the recent Western mode of economic and political organization known as "neoliberalism," which encourages a focus on self-fashioning that may not be identical with self-regard or self-interest. Drawing on figures from French, US, and UK contexts, including Rachilde, Ayn Rand, Margaret Thatcher, and Lionel Shriver, and examining discourses from psychiatry, media, and feminism with the aim of reading against the grain of multiple orthodoxies, this book asks how revisiting the words and works of selfish women of modernity can assist us in understanding our fraught individual and collective identities as women in contemporary culture. And can women with politics that are contrary to the interests of the collective teach us anything about the value of rethinking the role of the individual? This book is an essential read for those with interests in cultural theory, feminist theory, and gender politics.--
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Downing, Lisa,
Dewey number
179
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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  • Women
  • Selfishness
  • Feminism
Label
Selfish women, Lisa Downing, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429285349
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429285349
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000020298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089840492
Label
Selfish women, Lisa Downing, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429285349
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429285349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000020298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089840492

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