Histories of the present and future: Feminism, power, bodies


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There is much about feminist theory that is in a state of flux right now; major transformations are occurring regarding how feminist politics and its long- and short-term goals and methods are conceived. The debates about the place of identity in political struggle, attempts to make feminism more inclusive, the ways in which even the body is conceptualized, the impact of feminism on young women and men, have, instead of producing a new more focused and cohesive feminist movement, simply witnessed the growing fragmentation and division within its ranks. I would like to look at some of the effects that some key theoretical/political changes have on the ways in which feminist scholarship and theory have changed or should change. © 2003 State University of New York. All rights reserved.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grosz, E

Published Date

  • December 1, 2003

Book Title

  • Thinking the Limits of the Body

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 23

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0791455998

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780791455999

Citation Source

  • Scopus