The essay asks what current thinking about gender has to do with the rather widespread claims that critique is finally dead. In posing that question, it asks what gender and a putatively exhausted critique have to do with the logic of capital as it appears to us in these times. If, as some claim, critique has nothing to reveal given that all is there to be seen in this age of electronic and televisual exposure, what is it we see when we see gender? What lure is entailed in the postcritical? What is the lure of gender? And what political and critical stakes do such questions carry?
Gender and the Lure of the Postcritical
elizabeth weed is founding coeditor, with Naomi Schor, of differences, which she currently edits with Ellen Rooney. She is emerita director of the Pembroke Center and emerita member of the Modern Culture and Media faculty at Brown University. Her work in progress is (still) “Reading for Consolation.”
Elizabeth Weed; Gender and the Lure of the Postcritical. differences 1 September 2016; 27 (2): 153–177. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10407391-3621757
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