The Impersonal Is Political: Spinoza and a Feminist Politics of Imperceptibility

Hypatia 24 (4):84 - 103 (2009)
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This essay examines Elizabeth Grosz's provocative claim that feminist and anti-racist theorists should reject a politics of recognition in favor of "a politics of imperceptibility." She criticizes any humanist politics centered upon a dialectic between self and other. I turn to Spinoza to develop and explore her alternative proposal. I claim that Spinoza offers resources for her promising politics of corporeality, proximity, power, and connection that includes all of nature, which feminists should explore

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Hasana Sharp
McGill University

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