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Linda Martín Alcoff

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195137347

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195137345.001.0001

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The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory

The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory

(p.133) 5 The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory
Visible Identities

Linda Martín Alcoff

Oxford University Press

Cultural feminists define women by their activities and attributes in the present culture. In contrast, poststructural feminists attack the category and the concept of woman by problematizing subjectivity. Each response has serious limitations, and it has become obvious that transcending these limitations while retaining the theoretical framework from which they emerge is impossible. This chapter discusses the inadequacies of these responses. It then argues that these inadequacies are inherent and develops an alternative response.

Keywords:   cultural feminism, postcultural feminism, women, cultural feminists

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