Scholars will find this book an interesting read.
(Kristina Grob Feminist Review Blog
Persuasive and well-reasoned
(J. Jeremy Wisnewski Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
This admirable book provides incredibly clear and lucid readings of texts that students find notoriously difficult... Highly recommended.
Nuanced and careful readings of Foucault, Butler, Habermas and Benhabib.
(Margaret A. McLaren Foucault Studies
A pathbreaking and elegantly argued book.
(Jana Sawicki PhiloSOPHIA
"[A] tour de force.... The Politics of Our Selves forces its reader to think hard, and honestly to think through the implications of the glib stand-off between Foucault and Habermas that stands in for a much more meaningful dialogue that we rarely get to have.
(Cressida Heyes Philosophy and Social Criticism
A remarkably comprehensive and very impressive treatment of many of the most vexing issues in contemporary critical theory.
(Moira Gatens European Journal of Philosophy
Can one theorize subjectivity in a way that allows both for the penetrating grip of power and for the self's critical, transformative capacities? So many critical theorists have tried and failed to square this circle that one might despair of the possibility. But Amy Allen's magnificent study gives one new hope. The work of a mature, confident thinker, The Politics of Ourselves combines original readings of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, and Seyla Benhabib with a constructive account that goes further than any of them in clarifying the autonomy/subjection riddle.
(Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, New School for Social Research)