Power, autonomy, and gender: Reply to critics

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In this chapter, I respond to the thoughtful and insightful critical discussions of my book, The Politics of Our Selves, offered by Colin Koopman, Johanna Meehan, and Christopher Zurn. After distinguishing between the interpretive, conceptual, and practical-political aims of the book, I defend my interpretive claims vis-a-vis Foucault and Habermas against criticisms raised by Koopman and Zurn, clarify my understanding of the conceptual aim of the book in response to Koopman's critique, and indicate how my approach to the practical-political questions about overturning gender subordination raised by Zurn and Meehan can be developed further.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Diversity of Social Theories
EditorsHarry Dahms
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Publication series

NameCurrent Perspectives in Social Theory
ISSN (Print)0278-1204

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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