Feminism and the New Democracy responds to and moves beyond recent debates about the relationship between feminism and politics to offer a vision for the future of feminist theory. Leading figures have combined to offer a broad framework through which to articulate the "new democracy"ùone that transgresses the traditional oppositions of equality and difference, sex and gender, and essential and constructed, to view the political as complex, layered, and relational. This volume offers a multifaceted backdrop of theory and analysis against which new debate may flourish. The individual chapters address questions around gender, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation, always embracing the multiple terrains and spaces producing and produced by politics. It will be invaluable for students and academics in feminist and critical social theory, womenÆs studies, gender and cultural studies, philosophy, and politics.
`Siting/Citing/Sighting the New Democracy'
PART ONE: NATIONAL VICTIMS
Kathleen B Jones
`Flowers from the Volcano'
Feminism of the North and West for Export
Karen Engle and Ranjana Khanna
See No Evil, Speak No Evil
PART TWO: PRACTICISING COALITIONS
Equality, Difference and Democracy
PART THREE: BODILY LOCATIONS
Patricia J Williams
Spare Parts, Family Values, Old Children, Cheap
Anna Marie Smith
The Regulation of Lesbian Sexuality through Erasure
PART FOUR: DEMOCRATIC REFLECTIONS
Gender Hierarchy, Equality, and the Possibility of Democracy
Patricia S Mann
Musing as a Feminist in a Postfeminist Era
The Reflective Solidarity of Democratic Feminism