Landry employs a fruitful tension strategy as seeking rapprochement among the modern and postmodern positions on hotly debated contemporary issues such as subjectivity, criticism, and the nature of reason. Marxism continues to provide critical tools for articulating productive conflict within the postmodernism debates, advancing of strategies of critique beyond identity politics toward a more self-reflective ideological discussion of the multiple axes of power and oppression in political struggles over democracy. In this unique study, complex philosophical issues are described lucidly and their relevance for today is established compellingly.
In this third, revised edition, Norris builds on his 1991 Afterword with an entirely new Postscript, reflecting upon recent critical debate. The Postscript includes an extensive list of recommended reading, complementing what was already one of the most useful bibliographies available.
do we navigate the question of identity in the fluid and pluralist conditions
of postmodern society? Even more, how do we articulate identity as a defining
particularity in the disappearance of borders, boundaries, and spaces in an
increasingly globalist world? What constitutes identity and the formation of
narratives under such conditions? How do these issues affect not only
discursive practices, but theological and ethical construction and practice?
This volumes explores these issues in depth. Diasporic Feminist Theology attempts to construct feminist theology by adopting diaspora as a theopolitical and ethical metaphor. Namsoon
Kang here revisits and reexamines today’s significant issues such as identity
politics, dislocation, postmodernism, postcolonialism, neo-empire, Asian values, and constructs diasporic, transethnic, and glocal feminist theological discourses that create spaces of
transformation, reconciliation, hospitality, worldliness, solidarity, and
border-traversing. This work draws on diverse sources from contemporary
critical discourses of diaspora studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies,
postmodernism, postcolonialism, and feminism and feminist theology from a transterritorial space.
This book is a landmark work, providing a comprehensive discourse for feminist
The text reviews different responses to such dilemmas and thus examines ways to reconstruct social theory and critique following the postmodern attack on the traditional foundations of knowledge. Whether looking at political critique and praxis, feminist issues, ideology or teaching practices, the contributions are united by the need to ground a new theoretical and political position in the absence of the foundational certainties once provided by positivism and empiricism.