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The Legacy of the Personal: Generating Theory in Feminism's Third Wave

Deborah L. Siegel
Hypatia
Vol. 12, No. 3, Third Wave Feminisms (Summer, 1997), pp. 46-75
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810222
Page Count: 30
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The Legacy of the Personal: Generating Theory in Feminism's Third Wave
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Abstract

This essay focuses on the repeated rhetorical moves through which the third wave autobiographical subject seeks to be real and to speak as part of a collective voice from the next feminist generation. Given that postmodernist, postructuralist, and multiculturalist critiques have shaped the form and the content of third wave expressions of the personal, the study is ultimately concerned with the possibilities and limitations of such theoretical analysis for a third wave of feminist praxis.

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