By Victoria Grace

This arguable booklet is the 1st systematic feminist examining of the paintings of Jean Baudrillard, the most pivotal figures in modern cultural conception, and is key analyzing for college students of feminist conception, sociology and cultural theory.  Drawing at the complete variety of Baudrillard's writings the writer engages in a debate with:


* the paintings of Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti on identification, energy and desire
* the feminist drawback with 'difference' as an emancipatory construct
* writings on transgenderism and the functionality of gender
* feminist issues concerning the objectification of women.


Through this serious engagement Grace finds a few of the obstacles of a few modern feminist theorising round gender and identification, patriarchy and tool, and in so doing deals a fashion ahead for modern feminist thought.

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