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Author Coleman, Rebecca.

Title Hope and Feminist Theory
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (140 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1. Introduction: Hope and Feminist Theory; 2. Toxic Feminism: Hope and Hopelessness after Feminism; 3. The ""Short Step"" from Love to Hypnosis: A Reconsideration of the Stockholm Syndrome; 4. Past and Future Perfect? Beauty, Affect and Hope; 5. Notes on the Feminist Manifesto: The Strategic Use of Hope; 6. Redefining Hope as Praxis; 7. Reading Disorders: Online Suicide and the Death of Hope; 8. Post-Millennial Feminist Theory: Encounters with Humanism, Materialism, Critique, Nature, Biology and Darwin; Index
Summary Hope is central to marginal politics which speak of desires for equality or simply for a better life. Feminism might be characterised as a politics of hope, a movement underpinned by a utopian drive for equality. This version of hope has been used, for example in Barack Obama's phrase 'the audacity of hope' - a mobilisation of an affirmative politics which nevertheless implies that we are living in hopeless times. Similiarly, in recent years, feminism has seen the production of a prevailing mood of hopelessness around a generational model of progress, which is widely imagined to have 'faile
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Form Electronic book
Author Ferreday, Debra
ISBN 1317981774