Generational Feminism

New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

By (author) Iris van der Tuin

Publication date:

12 November 2014

Length of book:

178 pages


Lexington Books

ISBN-13: 9780739190173

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict. Generational logic is said to problematize feminist theory and gender research as it follows a logic of divide and conquer between the old and the young and participates in patriarchal structures and phallologocentrism. Examining the continental philosophies of Bergson and Deleuze and French feminisms of sexual difference, van der Tuin paves the way for a more complex notion of generationality. This new conception of the term views generational cohorts as static measurements that happen in the flow of being. Prioritizing this generative flow gives what is measured its proper place as an effect.

Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach experiments with a previously disregarded methodology's implications as an impetus for a new materialism and advances feminist politics for the twenty-first century.

Dutch feminist epistemologist Iris van der Tuins latest book Generational feminism:New materialist introduction to a generative approach(2015) is a captivating philosophical work that offers its readers a much-needed and innovative epistemological breakdown of the longstanding and over-accentuated Oedipalised generational conflicts within (and between) the traditions of academic and activist feminism.