Love A Question for Feminism, 2014

Love

A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Ann Ferguson

Routledge – 2014 – 292 pages

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This unique, timely book of original essays sets the stage for a new materialist feminist debate on the analysis, ethics and politics of love. The contributors raise questions about social power and domination, situating their research in a materialist feminist perspective that investigates love historically, in order to understand changing ideologies, representations and practices. The essays range from studies of particular representations and examples of love – feminist translation, mass media images and internet love blogs – to feminist theories of love and marriage, to ethical and political theories describing, critiquing or advocating the use of love in groups as a radical force. They break new ground in bringing together questions of gendered interests in love, temporal dimensions of loving practices and the politics of love in radical transformations of society.

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CONTENTS

 

1. Introduction Ann Ferguson and Anna G. Jónasdóttir 2. Love Studies: A (Re)New(ed) Field of Feminist Knowledge Interests Anna G. Jónasdóttir Part I: Gendered Interests in Sexual Love 3. Love, Social Change, and Everyday Heterosexuality Stevi Jackson 4. Royal Love: Gender, Power, and National Identity in the Swedish Crown Princess Wedding Anna Adeniji 5. “Loving More Than One”: On the Discourse of Polyamory Christian Klesse 6. A (Re)Turn to Love: An Epistemic Conversation between Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic” and Jónasdóttir’s “Love Power” Violet Eudine Barriteau 7. Loving Him for Who He Is: The Microsociology of Power Lena Gunnarsson Part II: The Ethical and Political Implications of Time and Love in Caring Practices and Research 8. Time to Love Valerie Bryson 9. All in the Family: Patriarchy, Capitalism, and Love Alyssa Schneebaum 10. Theorizing Love, Work, and Family in Early Norwegian Family Research and Today Margunn Bjørnholt 11. Moved by Love: How Love Research Can Change Our Deep-Rooted Emotional Understandings and Affective Consciousness Rosa M. Medina-Doménech, Mari Luz Esteban-Galarza, and Ana Távora-Rivero 12. Why Love, Care, and Solidarity Are Political Matters: Affectivity, Equality and Fraser’s Model of Social Justice Kathleen Lynch Part III: The Politics of Love and Radical/Revolutionary Transformation 13. Revolutionary Love: Feminism, Love, and the Transformative Politics of Freedom in the Works of Wollstonecraft, Beauvoir, and Goldman Leyna Lowe 14. Love in Translation: Neoliberal Availability or a Solidarity Practice? Eva Majewska 15. From Veiled to Unveiled: A Look at Discursive Representation of Body in Iranian Love Blogs Maryam Paknahad Jabarooty 16. Love in the Multitude? A Feminist Critique of Love as a Political Concept Eleanor Wilkinson 17. Feminist Love Politics: Romance, Care, and Solidarity Ann Ferguson 18. Bread and Roses in the Common Rosemary Hennessy

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