Add to Cart. For more than fifteen years, Nomadic Subjects has guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist theory, exploring the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, especially the concept of difference within European philosophy and political theory. Rosi Braidotti's creative style vividly renders a productive crisis of modernity. From a feminist perspective, she recasts embodiment, sexual difference, and complex concepts through relations to technology, historical events, and popular culture.
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Braidotti's personal, surprising, and lively prose insists on an integration of feminism in mainstream discourse. The essays explore problems that are central to current feminist debat Nomadic Subjects argues for a new kind of philosophical thinking, one that would include the insights of feminism and abandon the hegemonic mode that is conventionally adopted in high theory. The essays explore problems that are central to current feminist debates including Western epistemology's relation to the "woman question," feminism and biomedical ethics, European feminism, and how American feminists might relate to European movements.
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Feb 08, Emm rated it it was amazing Shelves: theory-criticism , feminist-feminism , favorites. This book has been the single most important work I have ever read. Every single woman should read Nomadic Subjects. It is beautifully written and is a great text for catching up on the history and progression of feminism. Although it was written in , it still feels incredibly topical and moving which is a little sad to realize how little progress has been made --but the power of the book is its positivism and encouragement.
Beautiful ideas, beautiful writing. Reading this is a religious ex This book has been the single most important work I have ever read. Reading this is a religious experience. Jul 04, Monica rated it it was amazing. Fascinating combo of post-structural feminism and Deleuzian nomadism- I am beginning to think I am a nomadic feminist!
I love the ways in which she writes this Ina cartographic style. Sep 26, Kirsten rated it it was amazing. I hold this book close to my heart, its enchanting. May 14, Ola Hol rated it it was amazing Shelves: philosophy. Inspiring, informative. At times very challenging to me. I needed to read it closely so it took me a while, but it was worth it. Even though she draws on Deleuze, the writing style is hardly "rhizomatic" - feels well structured, a systematic overwiview of certain key pholosophies and her proposals.
Feb 01, vika s. Although I meet Braidotti at many points I have several crucial issues with the book. First, I was expecting a different language.
Braidotti claims to be an adept of feminism which is close to real life women's experiences. But her own language, apart from language in her rather short personal accounts, is very complex and definitely doesn't give a chance to amateur fem "Nomadic subjects" was my first book by Rosi Braidotti, so I was very excited to read it, but in the end I have mixed feelings. But her own language, apart from language in her rather short personal accounts, is very complex and definitely doesn't give a chance to amateur feminists like myself who want to inform their activism by the feminist theory, to comprehend all the complexities of philosophical language.
This is the language of the old boys' philosophical club, the language of male "Pheminist" philosophers, and it seems to me that Braidotti speaks to them rather than to her fellow feminists on the ground. I understand that her book is not meant to be a feminist activist's toolkit , but I felt like it just alienates me from my daily feminist practice rather than informs it.
I hope someone will be able to construct a new language, different from that created and mainstreamed by male philosophers, the language that will fight power structures and privilege-barriers between the author and her readers. Another one which I really don't get is Braidotti's stance on what can construct identity.
In her interview with Andrijasevic she claims that she doesn't believe that sexuality can construct identity. At the same time what is sexual difference theory if not constructing an identity of a feminist based on her identity as a woman?
So, does it mean that Braidotti claims that only gender but not sexuality can be a key to identity? And how can she be critical to the institution of identity itself if her stance as a European Deleuzian gay middle class feminist is stated so insistently throughout the book? Maybe it's just a misunderstanding on my side, so I would be happy to read other readers' perspectives on it. Overall I still enjoyed the book, and I am keen to explore more on nomadic subjects.
May 29, Laurie Neighbors rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Braidotti discusses high theory and foundational feminist theory in a style that is accessible and, dare I say, fun.
A humorful feminist? Some final words of wisdom: "Those who thus dismiss feminist theory have never bothered to read any of the founding texts of this tradition, and they add arrogance to ignorance by sitting on judgement upon a field they are not qualified to assess. What remains constant in the antifeminist line is that women are judged insufficient either by lack not enough theoretical power or by excess too much theory ; the result is the same. Bobby George rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Erica rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Veronica Vergara rated it liked it Mar 27, Val rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Emilia M rated it really liked it Dec 30, Isra rated it it was ok Jan 02, Anna rated it really liked it Jan 08, Serena rated it did not like it Jan 19, Anya rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Chris Domin rated it liked it Nov 16, Luisa Miniati rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Marta Genova rated it it was amazing May 03, Dave Tinham rated it really liked it Jul 03, Selma rated it really liked it May 07, Eftihia S.
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For more than fifteen years, Nomadic Subjects has guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist theory, exploring the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, especially the concept of difference within European philosophy and political theory. Rosi Braidotti's creative style vividly renders a productive crisis of modernity. From a feminist perspective, she recasts embodiment, sexual difference, and complex concepts through relations to technology, historical events, and popular culture. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition retains all but two of Braidotti's original essays, including her investigations into epistemology's relation to the "woman question;" feminism and biomedical ethics; European feminism; and the possible relations between American feminism and European politics and philosophy.