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This re-creation of Drucilla Cornell's hugely acclaimed ebook encompasses a enormous new advent through the writer, which situates the publication inside present feminist debates. In past lodging, Drucilla Cornell bargains a hugely unique imaginative and prescient of what feminist conception may give modern girls. She demanding situations essentialist and naturalist bills of female sexuality, arguing that any try to confirm woman's price and distinction by way of both emphasizing her maternal function or repudiating the female in basic terms entraps ladies, once more, in a box that curtails female sexual distinction, legitimates the masculine fable of girl, and reinstates, instead of dismantles, the gender hierarchy.In reaction to those hobbies, past lodging strives to expand the scope of feminist idea by means of articulating a platform, lower than the idea that of relative universalism, which proposes the concept that ladies aren't a unified and homogenous staff even if they're situated as ladies in patriarchy. Cornell's thought permits alterations in women's occasions with out giving up at the concept that ladies are scuffling with a typical phenomenon referred to as patriarchy.

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En este caso, la desconstrucción no es un pasatiempo teórico sino la primera fase necesaria para abordar algo más que una suma de formas anecdóticas o folklorizadas de identidad. La tarea de descolonización sólo puede llevarse a cabo desde el pensamiento crítico de los que vivimos en la frontera, frente a múltiples exclusiones. La experiencia personal del dolor y marginación por la falta de adecuación a las categorías dominantes, es teórica y políticamente. Frente al victimismo, la esencialización de la cultura, y el racismo que niega el valor de su historia y experiencia, se reivindica un sujeto más allá de la fragmentación postmoderna, pero no como esencia, sino como un activo posicionamiento que no tiene soluciones o direcciones establecidas a priori.

Finalmente, el efecto colonizador se manifiesta en la cosificación de esta mujer promedio, valorándola principalmente como objeto de estructuras de poder, como víctimas del sistema patriarcal de sociedades no occidentales. La consideración de las mujeres como objetos de explotación o subordinación, más que agentes activos conscientes de si mismas y de su entorno, hace del feminismo una misión civilizadora que se pone en marcha sin preguntar a las mujeres afectadas. Césaire lo expresa de manera rotunda: “Me toca ahora plantear una ecuación: colonización = cosificación.

La técnica de categorización asociada con esta forma de gobernabilidad, consiste en definir la “normalidad dominante” en base a la creación de alteridades radicales encarnadas en colectivos sociales naturalizados como esencial e insoslayablemente diferentes. Alteridades que son por supuesto consideradas como inferiores tanto en la lógica de la gobernabilidad colonial ibérica (los “indios ignorantes” o los “moros herejes”), como en la lógica de la gobernabilidad ilustrada de los imperios coloniales británico, francés o en general europeos del norte, donde existe ya el discurso plenamente moderno y contemporáneo del progreso y el desarrollo neoevolucionista.

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