NameWeil, Abraham B. (Abraham Brookes) (author), Grosz, Elizabeth (chair), Puar, Jasbir (internal member), Gerson, Judith (internal member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectWomen's and Gender Studies,
DescriptionUsing common understandings of oppression as a point of departure, this work will explore, and attempt to understand, ways in which oppressions, locally and globally, effect and affect different individuals and specific identities (self-identified or projected) and how those oppressions are constructed, manifested, and sustained. By employing theory that explores networks or assemblages of actions and affects, investigating habits, and pairing these with feminist texts discussing sexism and patriarchy, I offer explanations of the limits to conceptualizing oppression within a structuralist model as well as offer more complicated, nuanced, and effective strategies for the feminist movement. Through coupling the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Michel Foucault with feminist writers and poets Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldúa, this project endeavors to bring about a political questioning in hopes of adding to the discourse a new model for feminist politics.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Abraham B. Weil
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.