Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of Chicago Press
The term "feminism" conjures up the promise of resistance to the various forms of oppression women face. But feminism's ability to fulfill this promise has been undermined by its failure to deal adequately with the difference that race makes for gender. In this book, Ellen T. Armour forges an alliance between deconstruction and feminist theology and theory by demonstrating deconstruction's usefulness in addressing feminism's trouble with race.
About the Author
Ellen T. Armour is associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee. She is coeditor for theology for Religious Studies Review.
Table of Contents
|1||What "Woman"? The Problem of Race in Whitefeminist Theology and Theory||7|
|2||"Nothing Outside the Text"?||45|
|3||Deconstruction's Alliance with Feminism: Possibilities and Limits||79|
|4||Irigaray: Thinking Difference(s)||103|
|5||Derrida as Supplement: Deconstruction and Race on Philosophy's Terrain||136|
|6||Through the Looking Glass: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide||164|
What People are Saying About This
Ellen Armour boldly exposes the rupture within 'white feminist' discourseits 'double erasure of race.' Such thoroughgoing critique will rankle true believers in all the entrenched camps, but it is indipensable for serious thinkers who wish to bridge the impasse that blinds feminists and deconstructionists to the entailments of race. Spurning miraculous cures to heal all rifts, Armour proposes instead a new point of departure to conceive the bonds of difference.