Journal article

Constituting the feminist subject in poststructuralist discourse

B Davies, J Browne, S Gannon, L Hopkins, H McCann, M Wihlborg

Feminism and Psychology | Published : 2006

Abstract

In this article, we describe a collective biography that we convened in order to revisit the site of the radical theoretical break with the liberal humanist individual marked by the poststructuralist work of Henriques and colleagues and the feminist poststructuralist work of Weedon. These writers suggest that the new subject of poststructuralist theory will be more open to the changes desired by feminist and social justice movements. They describe the break with the liberal humanist subject as a break that heralds new possibilities of personal and cultural transformation. In this article, using the medium of collective biography stories, we revisit the relation between the liberal humanist i..

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