Feminist Amnesia: The Wake of Women's Liberation

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Index

a
A/-A form of dualisms 75 , 76 , 78 , 97
A/B form of dualisms 75 , 76 , 78 , 97
Absolute, the 125 , 126 , 130 , 183 n, 185 n
absolute idealism 123 , 124 , 125 , 133 , 134 , 136 , 184-5 n
Against Method (Feyerabend) 179 n
Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) 15
alienation 118 , 122 , 129-30 , 134 , 136
Althusser, Louis 68 , 70-1 , 174 n
‘amnesia’, feminist:
definition of 6 ;
explanation of 107
Anderson, John 119
antagonism of the oppressed 27
Apology (Plato)5 , 161 n
Aristotelianism 42 , 61
Aristotle 76 , 170 n
‘Aryan’ physics, compared with ‘Jewish’ 64 , 174 n
‘Aufhebung’ 130
Austin, J.L. 72
autonomy 30-1 ;
character of 37 ;
denial of scientific 89 ;
illusion of 132-3 ;
necessary conditions for 38 ;
and need for human recognition 30 , 51 , 53

b
Bachelard, Gaston 81 , 179 n
Balint, Michael 186 n
Bartky, Sandra Lee 164 n
Basic Fault, The (Balint) 186 n
binary oppositions see dualisms
Birke, Linda 181 n
Black Liberation 4 , 15-16 , 163 n
black people, as ‘lesser’ 35
Black Power 1 , 163 n
Bogdanov, A.A. 59
‘bourgeois’ science and thought 59 , 63 , 64 , 66 , 163 n
Braidotti, Rosi 138 , 144 , 145 , 182-3 n, 187 n
Brecht, Bertolt vi

c
Christianity, Christian world view 3 , 7 , 9 , 16 , 18 , 24 , 30 , 55 , 116 , 156 , 159 , 171 n
Cixous, Hélène 174 n, 177 n
‘clarity fetishism’ 123
class character of science 59 , 63
Cleaver, Eldridge 15
Code, Lorraine 83 , 174 n, 179-80 n
Communism, Communist movement 9 , 11 , 162 n, 163 n, 170 n
Communist Party 61 , 62 , 164 n
communitarian theories 47
competitiveness of the oppressed 27-8
Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers (Urmson and Ree) 184 n
‘consciousness raising’ 4 , 16-17 , 163 n, 164-5 n, 166 n
conservatism:
conservative objections to cultural relativism 39 ;
of deconstruction 101 , 122 , 123 , 129 , 130 , 135 ;
of feminist psychoanalytic theory 140 , 141 , 143 , 151 ;
of Hegel’s account of alienation 129-30 ;
of Lacan 142
content versus form 70 , 72 , 113-15 , 116-18
Crick, Francis 94
‘critical theory’ 1 , 161 n, 162 n
cultural relativism/relativity:
conservative objections to 39 ;
‘not enough’ in conceptions of human nature 42 ;
‘too much’ in conceptions of human nature 42 , 44 , 47-50
‘cyborg manifesto’ 74 , 175-6 n, 178 n

d
Darwin, Charles 94
De Beauvoir, Simone 21
de Lepervanche, Marie 59 , 93-9 , 180 n, 181 n

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Liberation Theory 13
  • 1 - The Psychology of Power 15
  • 2 - The Getting of Wisdom 30
  • Postscript to Part I 56
  • Part II - Dualisms and Confusions 59
  • Flashback 61
  • 3 - Feminist Theory as ‘power/Knowledge’ 68
  • 4 - Radical Pretensions 100
  • 5 - The Mystery of Speculative Feminist Deconstruction 109
  • Part III - Feminism, Deconstruction and the Divided Self 119
  • 6 - Deconstruction 121
  • 7 - A Different Divided Subject 138
  • Conclusion 157
  • Notes 161
  • Bibliography 188
  • Index 195
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