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Title Feminism and the power of love : interdisciplinary interventions / edited by Adriana García-Andrade, Lena Gunnarsson and Anna G. Jónasdóttir
Published Abingdon, Oxon, New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in feminist studies and intersectionality
Routledge advances in feminist studies and intersectionality.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. The power of love: Towards an interdisciplinary and multi-theoretical feminist love studies; The power of love; Love as method: differences and synergies; Note; References; PART I: Questioning love and power; 2. The difference that love (power) makes; My set of theories; Love and love power: historically specific concepts; Love power and the erotic as power; Political sexuality: a dimension of society and domain of study; The difference that love makes
4. What has happened to the feminist critique of romantic love in the same-sex marriage debate?; The battle for same-sex marriage in Australia; Marriage equals romantic love; Against marriage; Against romantic love; The feminist critique; Feminism, romantic love, and same-sex marriage; Conclusion; Notes; References; PART II: Love and affect; 5. Love as affective energy: Where feminist love studies meets feminist affect theory; Feminist love studies meets feminist affect theory; Love as an affective energy; Conclusion; Notes; References
6. From murderous love to worldly love?: Affect theory, violence against women, and the materiality of love; The affective turn; Violence against women: perspectives and strategies; Notes; References; PART III: Togetherness and its forms; 7. Feminist visions and socio-political meanings of non-monogamous love; Contemporary bonding, plurality of love; Consensual plurality and sustainability of bonding; Notes; References; 8. The invisible ties We share: A relational analysis of the contemporary loving couple; The semantics of love and the We; Love in situation: the WeLR in motion
Enminded bodies in the WeLR; Final remarks: the bonds the WeLR creates; Notes; References; 9. Silent love: On Irigaray's suggestion of cultivating sexual difference; A culture of two subjects; Listening; The meaning of the word 'silence'; Silence as a condition of love; Cultivating silence; Silent love; Notes; References; 10. Love, feminism and dialectics: Repairing splits in theory and practice; Dialectical critical realism; Benjamin: from existential tension to oppressive contradiction; Dialectics, necessity and redemptive critique; The reparative turn and the issue of transformation
In the pulse of now
Love and systemic 'interpenetration'; The question of cross-paradigmatic conversation; Notes; References; 3. Alienation in love: Is mutual love the solution?; The history of love; A materialist-feminist ontology; Materialist feminist views on alienation and love; Alienation as a historical concept; A historical view of sexual and love alienation; The dialectic of love (intimacy) vs. sexuality (pleasure): romantic vs. mutual love; Gender dualism as an ongoing structural feature; Conclusion; Notes; References
Summary "The power of love has become a renewed matter of feminist and non-feminist attention in the 21st century's theory debates. What is this power? Is it a form of domination? Or is it a liberating force in our contemporary societies?Within Feminism and the Power of Love lies the central argument that, although love is a crucial site of gendered power asymmetries, it is also a vital source of human empowerment that we cannot live without. Instead of emphasizing "either-or", this enlightening title puts the dualities and contradictions of love center stage. Indeed, by offering various theoretical perspectives on what makes love such a central value and motivator for people, this title will increase ones understanding as to why love can keep people in its grip - even when practiced in ways that deplete and oppress. In light of such analyses, the contributions within Feminism and the Power of Love present new perspectives on the conditions and characteristics of non-oppressive, mutually enhancing ways of loving. Bridging the gap between Feminist Affect Studies and Feminist Love Studies, this book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as womens and gender studies, sociology, political science, philosophy, cultural studies and sexuality studies."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Feminism.
Feminist theory.
Feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Anna G. Jónasdóttir, editor.
García Andrade, Adriana, editor.
Gunnarsson, Lena, editor.
ISBN 1315200791