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Feminist Posthumanism

By: Alyssa D. Niccolini & Jessica Ringrose | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2019 | Length:   3 | DOI: |
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Feminist Posthumanism

The posthuman turn, which questions the preeminence of and historical exclusions produced through the category of the human, has come to significantly influence feminist thinking, researching, and doing. Diversely situated and transdisciplinary in nature, feminist posthumanism is difficult to pin down as it traverses various thresholds of practices of research, pedagogy, politics, activism, and art. Posthuman thought, which includes feminist posthumanism, feminist new materialisms, and feminist affect theories (Ringrose et al., 2018), challenges anthropocentric ideals of the human as uniquely sovereign over the world and binary thinking that separates nature from culture, human from animal, the animate from inanimate, subject from object, self from environment, the living from nonliving, among others.

Feminist theorists have long been concerned with, in Peta Hinton and Pat Treusch’s (2015) ...

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