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(In)Quest of Liberal Feminism

Loretta Kensinger
Hypatia
Vol. 12, No. 4, Citizenship in Feminism: Identity, Action, and Locale (Autumn, 1997), pp. 178-197
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810738
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(In)Quest of Liberal Feminism
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Abstract

I am interested in exploring the usefulness and limits of traditional categories of feminist theory, such as those laid out by Alison Jaggar (1977; 1983). I begin the analysis by critically comparing various treatments of liberal feminism. I focus throughout this investigation on uncovering ways that current frameworks privilege white authors and concerns, recreate the split between theory and activism, and obscure long histories of theoretical and practical coalition and alliance work.

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