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Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism
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Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject

Claudia Leeb


This book provides answers for the questions of the when, who, how, and what of sociopolitical change and finds solutions to the dilemmas inherent in the idea of the political subject. It introduces the idea of the moment of the limit to theorize the moment when feminist agency is possible in late capitalist societies despite the ways in which power subordinates people. It introduces the idea of the political subject-in-outline to theorize the who of sociopolitical change, which challenges political and feminist thought that aims at giving up on the subject or theorizing it as a “constantly sh ... More

Keywords: political subject, agency, power, suffering, capitalism, feminism, unconscious, Adorno, Marx, Lacan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190639891
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claudia Leeb, author
Assistant Professor, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, Washington State University