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¿En los umbrales del género? Beauvoir, Butler y el feminismo ilustrado

Sabsay, Leticia (2010). ¿En los umbrales del género? Beauvoir, Butler y el feminismo ilustrado. Feminismo/s, 15 pp. 1–17.


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En este trabajo me propongo analizar ciertas derivas de la categoría de género, nodal al proyecto feminista ilustrado, con el fin de señalar algunos de los actuales desafíos que se le plantean. Para ello, me centraré en la lectura que Judith Butler hace de Simone de Beauvoir, referente indiscutible de esta corriente, para pasar luego a la crítica que se le ha hecho a la perspectiva de la performatividad genérica, entendiendo que la cuestión de «cómo se deviene mujer» perfila el meollo de esta polémica. En este contexto, me detendré en el debate en torno del constructivismo radical que parecería tener origen en el postestructuralismo, intentando revisar el carácter también constructivista que podría observar la noción de género derivada de las apreciaciones de Beauvoir, atendiendo a la tensión que esta tradición plantea frente a la de diferencia sexual.

The aim of this paper is to analyze certain aspects of the category of gender, which is central to the enlightened feminist project, in order to show some of the challenges to which this project is currently confronted. For doing so, I will take Judith Butler’s reading of Simone de Beauvoir –an indisputable referent for such feminist frame– and the contesting arguments made against the performativity of gender by this tradition. My contention is that the question around «how to become a woman» continues to be at the center of this debate. Therefore, in light of the tension between Beauvoir’s equality tradition and the problem of sexual difference, I will focus on the debate concerning post-estructuralist radical constructivist views and their relation to Beauvoir’s own constructivism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
ISSN: 1989-9998
Extra Information: Text in Spanish
Keywords: gender; sexual difference; constructivism; performativity; body
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 33700
Depositing User: Leticia Inés Sabsay
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 13:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 12:12
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