Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187458
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786565 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy


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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the alliance between feminism and postmodernism in the US American academy. It discusses the emphatic anti-essentialism in the alliance between feminism and postmodernism. It then considers how both anti-essentialist feminists and their critics have addressed the problem of essentialism primarily as a problem of the one and the many.

Keywords: feminism; postmodernism; anti-essentialism; American academy

Chapter.  10204 words. 

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