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The Timing of Feminism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 March 2020

Abstract

Is history a category of reason, or is reason a category of history? These opposing questions have divided the structuralist from the materialist—but neither question is wrong. Analysis of the logic of oppositions challenges feminism, in particular, to find a logic—and a poetics—in which to render its values without historical or theoretical naiveté. I explore the question of the timing of feminism through Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.

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Research Article
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Copyright © 1999 by Hypatia, Inc.

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