Michel Foucault's contribution to postmodern history has been widely discussed, critiqued and admired. Several major theoretical works have addressed the idea that theorists can appropriate Foucauldian theory for feminist means. I wish to merge these two areas of analysis and consider the use (and abuse) of Foucault for feminist history. In order to do so I offer a two-fold examination: first, of the significance of Foucauldian modes of analysis for feminist theories; and second, a consideration of Foucault's relevance for feminist historians. The aim is to examine the potential for a feminist alliance with Foucault and to explore its political ramifications.
|Title of host publication||Feminist alliances|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam ; New York|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Value inquiry book series|