Review of Rosi Braidotti’s, Posthuman Feminism
Critiques to the universal condition of the human have defied the boundaries of the body and what is meant to be considered as “normal” or “neutral”, prompting the-so-called posthuman turn. This book, written by Rosi Braidotti, elaborates on the thought that “mainstream posthuman scholarship has neglected femist theory” (p. 2), postulating feminist theory as not only a contributor, but also as a precursor of the posthuman turn. Braidotti aims at offering a more sophisticated analysis of the reframing of the human as an embodied and embedded “heterogeneous assemblage” (p. 6), that understands the prismic nature of feminism and builds on a multiple stanpoints emergent from the birth of ecofeminism, feminist studies of technoscience, LGBTQ+ theories, black feminisms, decolonial feminisms, and Indigenous feminisms and that recognises such complexity within the structural socio-economic dynamics and upcoming environmental challenges that shape the subject.
Rosi Braidotti, Posthuman Feminism, Polity Press, 2022, 302pp, ISBN 9781509518071
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