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Roswitha Scholz & Jacob Blumenfeld

In: The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Chapter 92: Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy

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Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy
Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy
Roswitha Scholz Jacob Blumenfeld

A plea for radical feminist social critique to leave behind the form-determinations of capitalist patriarchy.

In the 1990s, poststructuralist theories dominated academic feminism. In contrast to the 1970s and 1980s, Marxist approaches were absolutely marginalised. Instead of looking for a new understanding of totality that could explain more recent developments, such as the decline of really existing socialism, cultural explanations were employed along with an accompanying appreciation of the local, the regional, and the particular. Meanwhile, the situation has changed once more. It is not only since the ...

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