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Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Allison Weir


How can we think about identities in the wake of feminist critiques of identity and identity politics? In Identities and Freedom, Allison Weir rethinks conceptions of identity – both individual identity and the collective identity of “women” – in relation to freedom. Drawing on Taylor and Foucault, Butler, Zerilli, Mahmood, Mohanty, Young, and others, Weir develops a complex and nuanced account of identities that takes seriously the ways in which identity categories are bound up with power relations, with processes of subjection and exclusion, yet argues that identities are also sources of imp ... More

Keywords: identities, freedom, feminist philosophy, power, connection, transformation, solidarity, identity politics, Taylor, Foucault

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Weir, author
University of Western Sydney