Setting the scene: an appraisal of notions of postmodernism, postmodernity and postmodern feminism

Barbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone

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Abstract

Feminism has a contested and controversial history. Feminists have variously embraced liberal, Marxist and radical orientations and the influence of these diverse perspectives, together with the contribution made by Black feminisms, has been both dynamic and divisive. Within feminism(s), postmodernism has provoked wideranging reactions, ranging from the hostile, to the indifferent, to the creative. In relation to the latter, many feminist writers have directed their attention towards reframing postmodernist debates in ways which retain feminism’s critical edge while rejecting notions of objectivity and all pervasive truth claims.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractice and Research in Social Work
Subtitle of host publicationPostmodern Feminist Perspectives
EditorsBarbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, Jan Fook, Amy Rossiter
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages5-23
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)0203981979, 9781134646913
ISBN (Print)0415195128, 9780415195126, 9780415195119, 041519511X
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

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    Fawcett, B., & Featherstone, B. (1999). Setting the scene: an appraisal of notions of postmodernism, postmodernity and postmodern feminism. In B. Fawcett, B. Featherstone, J. Fook, & A. Rossiter (Eds.), Practice and Research in Social Work: Postmodern Feminist Perspectives (1st ed., pp. 5-23). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203981979/chapters/10.4324/9780203981979-8