Making a Difference: Toward a Feminist Democratic Theory in the Digital Age

  title={Making a Difference: Toward a Feminist Democratic Theory in the Digital Age},
  author={Hans Asenbaum},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={230 - 257}
ABSTRACT This essay asks how the democratic ideal of inclusion can be achieved in societies marked by power asymmetries along the lines of identity categories such as gender and race. It revisits debates of difference democracy of the 1990s, which promoted inclusion through a politics of presence of marginalized social groups. This strategy inevitably entails essentializing tendencies, confining the democratic subject within its physically embodied identity. Difference democrats did not take… Expand
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