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Introduction

  • Clara Fischer
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Part of the Breaking Feminist Waves book series (BFW)

Abstract

This book concerns itself with change—perhaps not the unlimited improvement John Dewey had in mind, but nonetheless with change. It, too, takes as its starting point the necessity for social transformation, and affords human nature a central role in an elucidation of change. The impetus to do so stems from feminism, which in its normativity requires the realization of change. For, although feminism is many things to many people, it uniformly presumes a lack, dysfunction, or inadequacy in current states of affairs, and seeks to redress these—whether this be called the realization of gender equality, the dismantling of capitalist-patriarchy, or the destruction of the “master’s house,” 1 underpinning the manifold of feminisms is a belief in the need for change.

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Greek Mythology Oppressive System Feminist Literature Feminist Consciousness Sociopolitical Change 
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