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Feminism and/versus Postmodernism

(Original title: Feminizmus a/verzus postmodemizmus)
Filozofia, 47 (1992), 9, 521-530.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

There are several affinities between feminism and postmodernism: both aim at the criticism of the traditional science based on the Enlightment principles, but it is first of all the rejection of universalism and essencialism as well as breaking up with old paradigmes, what makes both streams similar. The feminist theory as a theory deriving from gender differences changed with the time. In its postmodern period it calls in question a unitary feminist conception as well as the concept of an ahistorical, undifferentiated and unconditioned gender. On the other side, the final death of subject proclaimed by postmodernism would bring about the corruption of the theoretical grounds of feminism and at the same time the resignation from its original ambitions.

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