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Postfeminisms by Ann Brooks

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POSTFEMINISMS AND CULTURAL POLITICS

Feminism, cultural difference and the cultural politics of the academy

INTRODUCTION

Feminism and postmodernism are recognised as two leading intellectual critiques of ‘epistemological foundationalism’ emerging from the liberal humanism of the Western Enlightenment which has framed academic culture’s modernist discourse. However, it is apparent that there is an overwhelming monopolisation of these debates by male theorists and critics, and a marginalisation of feminist writers and issues within these debates. Despite the limitations of second wave feminist interventions, the challenges posed to dominant academic discourses through the emergence of Women’s Studies opened up a number ...

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