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By Ellen T. Armour

The time period "feminism" inspires the promise of resistance to many of the sorts of oppression ladies face. yet feminism's skill to satisfy this promise has been undermined through its failure to deal correctly with the adaptation that race makes for gender. during this e-book, Ellen T. Armour forges an alliance among deconstruction and feminist theology and idea through demonstrating deconstruction's usefulness in addressing feminism's hassle with race.

Armour exhibits how the writings of Jacques Derrida and Luce Irigaray can be utilized to discover feminism's white presumptions in order that race and gender should be considered in a different way. In transparent, concise phrases she explores the probabilities and boundaries for feminist theology of Derrida's notion of "woman" and Irigaray's "multiple woman," in addition to Derrida's pondering on race and Irigaray's paintings on faith. Armour then issues a fashion past the race/gender divide with assistance from African-American theorists equivalent to bell hooks, Hortense Spillers, and Patricia Hill Collins.

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