Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory

@article{Alcoff1988CulturalFV,
  title={Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory},
  author={L. Alcoff},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1988},
  volume={13},
  pages={405 - 436}
}
  • L. Alcoff
  • Published 1988
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • For many contemporary feminist theorists, the concept of woman is a problem. It is a problem of primary significance because the concept of woman is the central concept for feminist theory and yet it is a concept that is impossible to formulate precisely for feminists. It is the central concept for feminists because the concept and category of woman is the necessary point of departure for any feminist theory and feminist politics, predicated as these are on the transformation of women's lived… CONTINUE READING
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