Changing the Subject: Women's Discourses and Feminist Theology

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Changing the Subject: Women's Discourses and Feminist Theology


Case-Winters, Anna, Interpretation


Changing the Subject: Women's Discourses and Feminist Theology, by Mary McClintock Fulkerson. Fortress, Minneapolis, 1994. 412 pp. $27.00 (paper). ISBN -8006-2747-4.

FULKERSON PRESENTS a thoroughgoing critique of feminist theology and biblical interpretation from the perspective of poststructuralist analysis. She urges that feminist thought, in its appeal to "women's experience," take more seriously the difference social location makes in the construction of persons as subjects. Her critique is that feminists have tended to treat these differences as superficial and have assumed that underneath is a universal "women's experience." In doing so feminist thought has, to some degree, been guilty of the same universalizing tendency of which it has been so critical. The implicit claim to speak for all women or to be able to "include" them under its broader rubrics has created a false generic. It has also prevented feminists from really hearing other women or seeing their forms of resistance as resistance.

Fulkerson offers both critique and alternative vision as she draws in the contribution of poststructuralist analysis for feminist epistimology, theology, and biblical interpretation. She takes a careful look at the relations of gender, power, and language, and shows the advantage of understanding language as a process of signification rather than representation. …

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