Anti‐Anti‐Identity Politics: Feminism, Democracy, and the Complexities of Citizenship

Hypatia 12 (4):111-131 (1997)
In this essay, I argue that recent leftist criticisms of "identity politics" do not address problems of inequality and interaction that are central in thinking about contemporary democratic politics. I turn instead to a set of feminist thinkers who share these critics' vision of politics, but who critically mobilize identity in a way that provides a conception of democratic citizenship for our inegalitarian and diverse polity
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