Beyond Humanism and Postmodernism: Theorizing a Feminist Practice

Ahmed, Sara. 1996. Beyond Humanism and Postmodernism: Theorizing a Feminist Practice. Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 11(2), pp. 71-93. [Article]

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The model of feminism as humanist in practice and postmodern in theory is inadequate. Feminist practice and theory directly inform each other to displace both humanist and postmodern conceptions of the subject. An examination of feminism's use of rights discourse suggests that feminist practice questions the humanist conception’ of the subject as a self-identity. Likewise, feminist theory undermines the postmodern emphasis on the constitutive instability and indeterminacy of the subject.

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