Abstract

Drawing primarily from the work of Julia Kristeva and Judith Butler, the author suggests that a postmodern approach to identity can be used to challenge the essentialism that pervades both feminist empiricism and standpoint theory, and thus move feminist psychology in a more emancipatory direction. A major premise of this paper is that an engagement with postmodernism redirects our attention to symbolic constructions of femininity and to the sociopolitical grounding of experience.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 85-112
Launched on MUSE
2003-08-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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