Definition and Power: Toward Authority without Privilege

Hypatia 8 (4):1-34 (1993)
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Lynne Tirrell
University of Connecticut
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Feminists have urged women to take semantic authority. This article explains what such authority is, how it depends upon community recognition, and how it differs from privilege and from authority as usually conceived under patriarchy. Understanding its natures and limits is an important part of attaining it. Understanding the role of community explains why separatism is the logical conclusion of this project, and why separatism is valuable even to those who do not separate.
Keywords Semantic authority  discursive authority  social privilege  community  disaffiliation  separatism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1993.tb00273.x
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