EBook Destabilizing Theory : Contemporary Feminist Debates (EPUB, PDF)

by Michele Barrett

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In the past decade the central principles of western feminist theory have been dramatically challenged. many feminists have endorsed post-structuralism's rejection of essentialist theoretical categories, and have added a powerful gender dimension to contemporary critiques of modernity. Earlier 'women' have been radically undermined, and newer concerns with 'difference', 'identity', and 'power' have emerged. Destabilizing Theory explores these developments in a set of specially commissioned essays by feminist theorists. Does this change amount to a real shift within feminist theory, or will feminism's links with an emancipatory modernism reinstate an older political agenda? Can we transcend the common counterposition of equality and difference, or is feminism condemned to argue within the terms of this binary opposition?

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ISBN9780804720311
Author
PublisherStanford University Press
GanreFeminism & Feminist Theory
Release date 01.08.1992
Pages count236
File size2.2 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating4.1 (5 votes)

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