Creating Oneself: Agency, Desire and Feminist Transformations (Paperback)Miri Rozmarin (author)
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The book describes the shortcomings of associating agency with resisting social norms or institutions, arguing that agency, as a way of life, is a dynamic of self-creation inspired by a horizon of well-being. As part of this new account of agency the book re-evaluates several key concepts, thus far under-theorized in poststructural theory. First, it addresses the question of how we might understand well-being within a post-modern framework. Second, it presents a notion of `desire to be', designating the motivational force that drives people to act in order to create a different world. And finally, it addresses the question of how a life of transformative political practices might constitute a sense of identity, both individual and collective.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 13 mm
Edition: New edition
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