Subjects of stalled revolution: A theoretical consideration of contemporary American femininity

  title={Subjects of stalled revolution: A theoretical consideration of contemporary American femininity},
  author={Jennifer Carlson},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  pages={75 - 91}
  • Jennifer Carlson
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Theory
  • This article suggests that looking at the ways in which subjects relate to and internalise gender norms is a fruitful way to explore socially constructed differences between masculinity and femininity in the U.S. Throughout this article, I am in dialogue with Judith Butler’s theory of gender performativity as I focus on practices of subject formation that I denote as ‘logics’ of subject formation. I propose several key ways to distinguish a feminine logic of subject formation from a masculine… CONTINUE READING
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