PRODUCTIVE, RELATIONAL AND EVERYWHERE - CONCEPTUALIZING POWER AND RESISTANCE WITHIN FOUCAULDIAN FEMINISM
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) PRODUCTIVE, RELATIONAL AND EVERYWHERE - CONCEPTUALIZING POWER AND RESISTANCE WITHIN FOUCAULDIAN FEMINISM. Sociology - The Journal of the British Sociological Association, 28 (2). pp. 435-454. ISSN 0038-0385Full text not available from this repository.
This paper critically explores the ways in which power has been conceptualised within Foucauldian feminism. I focus on two facets within this framework: power as productive and power as relational. Although Foucauldian feminism combines both tensions between them exist, particularly when it comes to understanding resistance. I argue for the need to focus on a productive or generative paradigm of power which perceives power neutrally as neither inherently oppressive nor liberatory, yet with the capacity to be both. In this way, power can be conceived of as ubiquitous and trans-historical without inhibiting the possibilities for social change.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology - The Journal of the British Sociological Association|
|Publisher:||BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOC|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 435-454|
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