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Enlightened women : modernist feminism in a postmodern age

Author: Alison Assiter
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the opening chapters of her book, Assiter provides a lucid exposition of contemporary postmodern feminism. She analyses the writings of some of its most influential theorists, and places them in the wider context of postmodern and post-structuralist theory as developed, for example, by Lyotard and Derrida. Assiter then develops a citique of the antirealist stance that unites postmodern thinkers and makes a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Assiter
ISBN: 0415083389 9780415083386 0415083397 9780415083393 9780203980521 0203980522
OCLC Number: 32468587
Description: ix, 164 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Flight from Universals --
2. Irigaray, Lacan and Derrida --
3. Realism and Anti-Realism --
4. Irigaray and the Self --
5. Feminist Epistemological Communities --
6. Feminism and Morality --
7. Essentialism and Universalism Revisited --
8. A Critique of Constructivist Accounts of Sexuality.
Responsibility: Alison Assiter.
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