White Bodies and Feminist Dilemmas: On the Complexity of Positionality

  title={White Bodies and Feminist Dilemmas: On the Complexity of Positionality},
  author={Fabienne Darling‐Wolf},
  journal={Journal of Communication Inquiry},
  pages={410 - 425}
This article is an investigation of the concept of positionality within the context of feminist cultural studies. Using Judith Newton and Judith Stacey's essay “Learning Not to Curse” as a starting point, the author explores the numerous difficulties involved in representing others and the mistakes feminist scholars have committed in their attempts to deal with the complexity of identity. The author argues that no matter how difficult and risky, speaking for others is a responsibility we must… Expand
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