Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide / Edition 1

Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide / Edition 1

by Ellen T. Armour
ISBN-10:
0226026906
ISBN-13:
9780226026909
Pub. Date:
06/28/1999
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226026909
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Series: Religion and Postmodernism Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1What "Woman"? The Problem of Race in Whitefeminist Theology and Theory7
2"Nothing Outside the Text"?45
3Deconstruction's Alliance with Feminism: Possibilities and Limits79
4Irigaray: Thinking Difference(s)103
5Derrida as Supplement: Deconstruction and Race on Philosophy's Terrain136
6Through the Looking Glass: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide164
Notes185
Works Cited235
Name Index247
Subject Index255

What People are Saying About This

David L. Smith

Ellen Armour boldly exposes the rupture within 'white feminist' discourse—its '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.
— Williams College

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