Untangling Feminist Theory

  • Jackie Stacey
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Abstract

The question of feminist theory has produced heated debate on many Women’s Studies courses. Indeed, there has frequently been a division between those who want to read theory and see it as vital for feminists to engage with in order to challenge existing forms of academic knowledge and practice, and those who have found it, at best, dry, boring and irrelevant, and at worst, so steeped in patriarchal traditions that any feminist engagement with it signifies complicity with the oppressors.

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© Jackie Stacey 1993

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