Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia, Ethics, and the Question of Difference

Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia, Ethics, and the Question of Difference

Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia, Ethics, and the Question of Difference

Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia, Ethics, and the Question of Difference

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This book examines the relations among nostalgia, gender, and foundational philosophies through a critique of the lost mother as a ground for thinking about sexual difference. More specifically, the author critiques the nostalgic tendencies of feminist theory, arguing that an emancipatory system of thought must move beyond a maternally oriented structure.
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