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dc.contributor.authorUnderwood, Stanley Edgar
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:00:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:00:16Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.otherunderwood_stanley_e_201212_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/underwood_stanley_e_201212_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28620
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines and critiques the prevalence of identity politics discourses in the reproductive justice movement. It is argued that identity politics reproduce logics of essentialism and social power that suppress difference in the interest of social control. The thesis then turns to a consideration the potential value of a Deleuzian ontological theory of the formation of political groups outside regimes of representation. These groups are held together by affects emerging from shared experience, as opposed to a common representation. In addition to arguing for the utility of this political paradigm on conceptual grounds, the thesis also contains descriptions and analyses of empirical evidence for the existence of affect-based social collectivities. It is argued that these collectivities, called “subjectless groups” constitute radical forms of being-in-common with profound significance for our understanding of political activity.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectreproductive justice
dc.subjectidentity politics
dc.subjectaffect
dc.subjectsocial movements
dc.subjectdeleuze
dc.subjectsubjectivity
dc.subjectpower
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectrace
dc.subjectintersectionality
dc.titleA Deleuzian analysis of reproductive justice politics
dc.title.alternativerethinking the political significance of affect and identity
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorNikolas Heynen
dc.description.committeeNikolas Heynen
dc.description.committeeAmy Trauger
dc.description.committeeJosh Barkan


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