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Feminist Non Identity

Feminist Non Identity



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A Feminist Politics of Non-IdentityAuthor(s): Leslie Wahl RabineSource:
Feminist Studies,
Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring, 1988), pp. 11-31Published by: Feminist Studies, Inc.Stable URL:
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EwaKuryluk,Face,1981,from theInstallation,Fall inPrinceton,1984.Kuryluk'sworksaredrawings; theyareinstallations;theyaresculptures.Thespaceandvolume of thedrawingis bothillusoryandreal,bothpermanentandephemeral;thedrapedcotton has asculptural presenceandinhabitsourspace.
LESLIEWAHLRABINECanfeministsusedeconstruction odeepentheirownanalysis?Myessay exploresthisquestionthroughareadingofNancyChodorow'sTheReproductionfMothering:sychoanalysisndtheSociologyfGender1ndZillahEisenstein'sDeveloping TheoryofCapitalistPatriarchyndSocialistFeminism."2heseU.S. feministessaysareused becausetheyachievetheirextraordinarynsightsinpart,Ibelieve,fromcertain deconstructiveelementsalreadyimplicitlyharboredwithinthem,and becausetheirfamiliarityoU.S.feministscan servetomakeunderstandablehestrangenessofdeconstruction.Spaceimitsand thegoalofexplanatorylarityrequireanobjec-tivetone to thisessay,atone thatbeliesits author'sprofoundandoftenenragedsense of insolubleambivalenceoward deconstruc-tion. How could one notbeambivalentowardatheorythat con-tainselementsindispensableothe crucialtaskofdeepeningafeministanalysisandyet appropriatesthe eminine"nwaysthatallowdeconstruction obeintegratedntotheuniversityforpur-posesinimicalto feminism?WhileJacquesDerridahas himselfbeenbothantipatheticndsympatheticofeminism,manyofhisfollowersinU.S. universitieshaveuseddeconstructiontotrivializeanddismissfeminism,claimingthat itreproduceshephallocentricmodes ofthoughtandinstitutional tructureshat,accordingothem,theirownmethod deconstructs.3Therelation,bothintimateandadversarial,etweenthe secondwaveoffeminism anddeconstructionstemsfrom the birthofthesetwo movementsout ofthesamegeneralhistoricalcrisisofWesterncivilizationnthe 1960s.Differentsocialgroups-ThirdWorldpeople,women,intellectuals,etc.
respondedopar-ticularsymptomsmost relevantto its own concernswithinthat

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