An important book now in paperback.
This has just been newly published in paperback.
- Draws on the work of Michel Foucault, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Seyla Benhabib, and others
- The book is both an analysis of power and an account of autonomy
- Up to now, most critical theorists have assumed that these two aspects of the politics of the self are incompatible with one another
- develops a theoretical framework that illuminates how the self can both be constituted by power and at the same time capable of being autonomously self-constituting.
Some theorists understand the self as constituted by power relations, while others insist upon the self’s autonomous capacities for critical reflection and deliberate self-transformation. All too often, these understandings of the self are assumed to be incompatible. Amy Allen, however, argues that the…
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