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Assiter, Alison

Overview
Works: 29 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 5,682 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Abstracts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Alison Assiter
Enlightened women : modernist feminism in a postmodern age by Alison Assiter( )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the opening chapters of her book, Assiter provides a lucid exposition of contemporary postmodern feminism. She analyses the writings of some of its most influential theorists, and places them in the wider context of postmodern and post-structuralist theory as developed, for example, by Lyotard and Derrida. Assiter then develops a citique of the antirealist stance that unites postmodern thinkers and makes a powerful argument for epistemological realism. In later chapters, Assiter goes on to outline a 'modernist' feminist epistemology based on communities rather than the individual; she asserts that a version of the humanist subject based on bodily identity can be defended against postmodernist deconstructions; and she demonstrates that we can indeed make claims about women that are universally true. Enlightened Women argues for retaining the distinction between sex and gender and concludes with an alternative reading of the theory of sexuality
Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory : unfinished selves by Alison Assiter( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that there is a strand of Kierkegaard's writing that offers a metaphysical practice that recognises the dependence of people upon one another
Kierkegaard and the political by Alison Assiter( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard is no doubt a philosopher whose focus is inwardness and irreducible individuality. On the surface, he therefore seems to have little to teach us about the sphere of the political: not only was this dimension never explicitly addressed in the writings of the Danish philosopher, but also the positions he took with regard to such a domain where always marked by a strong critical attitude. Moreover, he appeared to be a conservative with regard to any movement towards democratization a
Pornography, feminism, and the individual by Alison Assiter( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad girls and dirty pictures : the challenge to reclaim feminism( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For well over a decade, half-baked analysis and phony science have been used by some feminists to side-track the women's movement into puritanical campaigns against sexual material and imaginative sexual exploration. Many feminists would say that this widely publicised version of feminism is itself sexist, and that the increasingly vocal anti-pornography campaigns are founded on theoretical dead-ends that have allowed feminists to deviate drastically from the basic goals of women's liberation. Bad Girls & Dirty Pictures puts these anti-sex, anti-porn arguments under the microscope of a more thorough and considered feminist analysis. It examines the flaws in the research that purports to prove the harm of pornography and warns against the continuing use of censorship by politicians and the moral right, as well as exposing the dangers of anti-porn feminist arguments. Contributions from a wide range of women, including sex workers and academics, remind us that pornography does not have a special place in our oppression, and that censorship must still be seen as dangerous enemy of women. Bad Girls & Dirty Pictures is a much-needed antidote to falsehoods, shabby thinking, and patronizing sexism that have fuelled anti-pornography campaigns and misled the women's movement. -- Publisher description
Revisiting universalism by Alison Assiter( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author argues that moral consequences and moral obligations towards one another flow from the fact of our common natural nature. Furthermore, drawing on this thesis, the book sets out to develop a non-relativist epistemology."--Jacket
Althusser and feminism by Alison Assiter( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard, Eve, and metaphors of birth by Alison Assiter( )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a recent revival of interest in reading Kierkegaard as an ontologist, as a thinker who engages with questions about the kinds of entity or process that constitute ultimate reality. This new way of reading Kierkegaard stands alongside a revival of interest in ontology and metaphysics more generally. This highly original book concentrates on the claim that Kierkegaard focuses in part on ontological questions and on issues pertaining to the nature of being as a whole. Alison Assiter asserts that Being, for Kierkegaard, following Schelling, can be read in terms of conceptions of birthing-the capacity to give birth as well as the notion of a birthing body. She goes on to argue that the story offered by Kierkegaard in The Concept of Anxiety about the origin of freedom connects with a birthing body, and that Kierkegaard offers a speculative hypothesis, in terms of metaphors of birthing, about the nature of Being
Transferable skills in higher education by Alison Assiter( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This text uses a case study approach to show how life-skills can be developed in a range of higher education subject areas. It also looks at the changes which can be made to the curriculum to facilitate this sort of learning. The case studies are set against a more theoretical background."--Provided by publisher
Using records of achievement in higher education by Alison Assiter( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to help tutors and administrators of higher education understand records of achievement (ROAs), in order to help students to demonstrate their skills acquired from work experience. The text gives advice on all aspects of ROAs, from issues of access to using ROAs in the learning process
Antes muertas : mujeres contra el peligro nuclear( )

2 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiling in higher education : guidelines for the development and use of profiling schemes : an approach to the integration of academic and work-based learning by Angela Fenwick( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the reports from the 'Profiling work-based learning in academic courses' project
Enlightened women : modernist feminist revival by Alison Assiter( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive skills in work-based learning : user pack by Cordelia Bryan( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of Althusserianism by Alison Assiter( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive Skills in Workplace Learning? by Alison Assiter( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This philosophical and empirical investigation explored whether cognitive skills can be acquired in a workplace setting. A preliminary investigation looked at views of knowledge in liberal humanism where knowledge is a matter for individuals with transcendent minds with objects of knowledge being matters for which there is clear perceptual evidence. The investigation finds that this approach usually entails a dualist perspective that is problematic for contemporary life. The guild model conceives knowledge acquisition and validation in communities or "guilds." An empirical investigation adopted Bloom's Taxonomy as a basis for an interview questionnaire. A range of workplace supervisors, academic staff and students were interviewed and papers were written by academic staff in the various areas on the cognitive skills gained in the different settings. Factual knowledge gained and skills of application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in occupational settings emerged. The occupational settings were hotel catering management, nursing and health visitors, social work, applied chemistry, and life sciences. Overall the project showed empirical evidence of a range of cognitive skills acquired in workplace settings. (Jb)
Enlightened women : modernist feminism in a postmodern age by Alison Assiter( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millennial visions : feminisms into the 21st century( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive skills in work-based learning : report by Cordelia Bryan( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory: Unfinished Selves (Continuum studies in philosophy) by Alison Assiter( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Kierkegaard, metaphysics and political theory : unfinished selvesPornography, feminism, and the individualRevisiting universalismAlthusser and feminismEnlightened women : modernist feminist revivalEnlightened women : modernist feminism in a postmodern ageMillennial visions : feminisms into the 21st century
Alternative Names
Alison Assiter activista británica

Alison Assiter British activist

Assiter, Alison M.

Assiter, Allison 1949-

Languages
English (119)

Spanish (2)