Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity

Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity

by Alison Weir
     
 

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Allison Weir sets forth a concept of identity which depends on an acceptance of nonidentity, difference, and connection to others, defined as a capacity to participate in a social world. Weir argues that the equation of identity with repression and domination links "relational feminists" like Nancy Chodorow, who equate self-identity with the repression of

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Allison Weir sets forth a concept of identity which depends on an acceptance of nonidentity, difference, and connection to others, defined as a capacity to participate in a social world. Weir argues that the equation of identity with repression and domination links "relational feminists" like Nancy Chodorow, who equate self-identity with the repression of connection to others, and poststructuralist feminists like Judith Butler, who view any identity as a repression of nonidentity or difference. Weir traces this conception of identity as domination back to Simone de Beauvoir's theories of the relation of self and other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415908634
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Thinking Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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