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ISBN:
0822351463
Author:
Robyn Wiegman
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books (January 11, 2012)
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416 pages
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In Object Lessons, Robyn Wiegman contemplates this lack of attention, offering the first sustained inquiry . Addressing Women's Studies, she traces the ways that "gender" promises to overcome the exclusions of "women.

In Object Lessons, Robyn Wiegman contemplates this lack of attention, offering the first sustained inquiry into the political desire that galvanizes identity fields. In each chapter, she examines a key debate by considering the political aspirations that shape it. Turning to Ethnic Studies, she examines the deconstruction of "whiteness" as an antiracist methodology.

Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies). No concept has been more central to the emergence and evolution of identity studies than social justice. Yet few scholars have deliberated directly on the political agency that notions of justice confer on critical practice.

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Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies. More about this series. Book Pages: 416 Illustrations: Published: January 2012. In Object Lessons, Robyn Wiegman considers how the political imaginary of the feminist alternative functions. She explores our attachments to feminism’s objects, quite brilliantly showing how we – as feminists – invest in theory and critique’s ability to transform the world. Object Lessons is an important book, shrewd both in its critique and its awareness of the limitations of critique.

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Series Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies. We thought the study of women would be a temporary phase; eventually we would all go back to our disciplines. Duke University Press Books. A passionate advocate of identity studies and a keen reader of . institutional politics, Robyn Wiegman turns her attention in Object Lessons to the critical practices and political ambitions of identity-based fields. Published: 11th January 2012.

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No concept has been more central to the emergence and evolution of identity studies than social justice. In historical and theoretical accounts, it crystallizes the progressive politics that have shaped the academic study of race, gender, and sexuality. Yet few scholars have deliberated directly on the political agency that notions of justice confer on critical practice. In Object Lessons, Robyn Wiegman contemplates this lack of attention, offering the first sustained inquiry into the political desire that galvanizes identity fields. In each chapter, she examines a key debate by considering the political aspirations that shape it. Addressing Women's Studies, she traces the ways that "gender" promises to overcome the exclusions of "women." Turning to Ethnic Studies, she examines the deconstruction of "whiteness" as an antiracist methodology. As she explores American Studies, she links internationalization to the broader quest for noncomplicity in contemporary criticism. Her analysis of Queer Studies demonstrates how the commitment to antinormativity normalizes the field. In the penultimate chapter, Wiegman addresses intersectionality as the most coveted theoretical approach to political resolution in all of these fields.
  • Precious
Challenging, engaging, and totally necessary, Wiegman's Object Lessons will make you rethink the role of social justice as an animating force in a range of identity-related fields. At the same time, you will be challenged to rethink your own relationship to those disciplinary formations and the debates they have instantiated. Object Lessons gives readers the same type of scholarship we have come to expect from Wiegman's prior work (e.g. American Anatomies), in that it moves through the intellectual argument while also tracking its crystallization in academic disciplinarity, leaving no disciplinary / epistemological stone unturned. This is remarkable given the number of fields she brings into critical view: American Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies. All scholars working in the critical humanities will benefit from Wiegman's unusually keen eye for disciplinary critique, the impressive depth and breath of archive, and the brilliance of her argumentation and writing.
  • Mojind
This book offers a complex discussion of the study of race, gender, and sexuality as it has developed in the U.S. since the 1960's. But instead of defending these intellectual projects against the conservative backlash that has threatened them, Wiegman explores what she calls their "political desire" from within the theoretical traditions they have created. A powerful, challenging, and rewarding read!
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Two words Robyn Wiegman...a tour de force.
  • TheFresh
The Kindle version of this text does not include real page numbers. As a scholarly text this is particularly problematic, making it near impossible to use for academic work requiring direct source citations. Even when highlighting and creating notes within the text readers are denied the ability to translate Loc #'s to page numbers. Considering the price (in comparison to the softcover) and the lack of real page numbers there is no reason a single person would purchase the Kindle version. Incredibly disappointing.
  • SkroN
The book has no page numbers. Unless you are buying this book for pure pleasure (I doubt it), it is worthless. I bought this kindle version mindlessly and now I'll have to buy a hard copy. Amazon fails to provide what seems to me as a basic requirement of any academic publication.