Foucauldian feminism: the implications of governmentality

Macleod, C. and Durrheim, K. (2002) Foucauldian feminism: the implications of governmentality. Journal for The Theory of Social Behaviour, 32 (1). pp. 41-60. ISSN 0021-8308



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Foucauldian discourse has been received with varying degrees of enthusiasm within feminist circles. Some authors (e.g. Balbus, 1988; Di Leonardo, 1991; Hartsock, 1990) see a Foucauldian stance as incompatible with feminist theory, while others (e.g. Grimshaw, 1993; Hoy, 1988; McNay, 1992; Sawicki, 1988) advocate a positive relationship between Foucauldian discourse and feminism. And then there are those theorists (e.g. Burman, 1990) who stand between these two positions, stating that while Foucault offers useful insights and methods to feminists, it can also be dangerous.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Foucalt; feminism; governmentality; teenage pregnancy
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ID Code:765
Deposited By: tracy morison
Deposited On:29 Oct 2009
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