Katerina Kolozova, Eileen A. Joy (eds.): After the “Speculative Turn”: Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism (2016)

8 June 2017, dusan

“Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy that are habitually subsumed under the category of “speculative realism,” a denomination referring to rather heterogeneous strands of philosophy, bringing together object-oriented ontology (OOO), non-standard philosophy (or non-philosophy), the speculative realist ideas of Quentin Meillassoux and Marxism, have provided grounds for the much needed critique of culturalism in gender theory, and the authority with which post-structuralism has dominated feminist theory for decades. This publication aims to bring forth some of the feminist debates prompted by the so-called “speculative turn,” while demonstrating that there has never been a niche of “speculative realist feminism.”

Whereas most of the contributions featured in this collection provide a theoretical approach invoking the necessity of foregrounding new forms of realism for a “feminism beyond gender as culture,” some of the essays tackle OOO only to invite a feminist critical challenge to its paradigm, while others refer to some extent to non-philosophy or the new materialisms but are not reducible to either of the two. We have invited essays from intellectual milieus outside the Anglo-Saxon academic center, bringing together authors from Serbia, Slovenia, France, Ireland, the UK, and Canada, aiming to promote feminist internationalism (rather than a “generous act of cultural inclusion”).”

Contributors: Patricia Ticineto Clough, Katherine Behar, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Jelisaveta Blagojević, Joan Copjec, Marina Gržinić, Eileen A. Joy, Katerina Kolozova, Frenchy Lunning, Nina Power, Anne-Françoise Schmid.

Publisher Punctum Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International license
ISBN 9780998237534, 0998237531
197 pages

Review: Stanimir Panayotov (Minnesota Rev, 2017).



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