Deleuze, Guattari and feminism: The relation between difference and identity

Becoming Poor

See below, information about an upcoming workshop at the Research centre for Action Research and Critical Inquiry in Organisations (ARCIO) at the University of Bristol.

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Deleuze, Guattari and feminism: The relation between difference and identity

A workshop led by Dr. Emma Jeanes, University of Exeter

April 9th 2014, 1.00-5.00pm

Hawthornes Brunel Room at the University of Bristol

Identity politics, broadly defined, is a fundamental concern for many feminist scholars. This can be seen in the tension between essentialism (whether biologically or socially constructed) and post-structuralist approaches. The risks associated with an essentialised subject or the potential loss of the subject in whose name we can speak remains at the heart of much philosophical debate and practical consideration.  Identity (even if contingent and discursively produced) is often the starting point in feminist thinking, and questions of difference are often a matter of differences ‘between’ identities.

Deleuze questions what he…

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