Feminist Theory After Deleuze addresses the encounter between one of the 20th century’s most important philosophers, Gilles Deleuze, and one of its most significant political and intellectual movements, feminism. Feminist theory is a broad, contradictory, and still evolving school of thought. This book introduces the key movements within feminist theory, engaging with both Anglo-American and French feminism, as well as important strains of feminist thought that have originated in Australia and other parts of Europe.
Mapping both the feminist critique of Deleuze’s work and the ways in which it has brought vitality to feminist theory, this book brings Deleuze into dialogue with significant thinkers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler, Elizabeth Grosz and Luce Irigaray. It takes key terms in feminist theory such as, ‘difference’, ‘gender’, ‘bodies’, ‘desire’ and ‘politics’ and approaches them from a Deleuzian perspective.