Multiplicity in Identity: Beyond the Metaphysics of Substance

By Crista M. Lebens

Any concept incorporating 'identity' as a imperative notion needs to reply to the criticisms of id posed by way of postmodernists. For feminist theorists, the main whole articulation of such criticisms has been built through Judith Butler. Butler makes a speciality of gender identification on the point of subjectivity, how the person is built as a gendered being. The perception of subjectivity Butler criticizes is one who legitimates the social order via covering the ability dynamics concerned about the contruction of subjects.
In this dissertation, I argue that the contstruction of subjectivity built through Maria Lugones engages the criticisms of identification raised by means of Judith Butler. moreover, mestiza, or multiplicitous subjectivity, on Lugones' account, might be the root for political motion.

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