Poststructuralist, Queer, and Antiessentialist Engagements
Accompanying Suzanna Danuta Walters’s Currents essay, “In Defense of Identity Politics“
Academic Articles and Chapters
Mary Louise Adams, “There’s No Place Like Home: On the Place of Identity in Feminist Politics,” Feminist Review, no. 31 (1989): 22–33.
Norma Alarcón, “The Theoretical Subjects of ‘This Bridge Called My Back’ and Anglo-American Feminism,” in Criticism in the Borderlands. Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology, ed. Héctor Calderon and José David Saldívar (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991), 28–42.
Linda Martín Alcoff, “Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 13, no. 3 (1988): 405–36.
Seyla Benhabib, “Sexual Difference and Collective Identities: The New Global Constellation,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 24, no. 2 (1999): 335–61.
Maggie Berg, “Luce Irigaray’s ‘Contradictions’: Poststructuralism and Feminism,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 17, no. 1 (1991): 50–70.
Anne Emanuelle Berger, “Paradoxes of Visibility In/And Contemporary Identity Politics,” in The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender, trans. Catherine Porter (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014), 83–106.
Susan Bickford, “Anti-Anti-Identity Politics: Feminism, Democracy, and the Complexities of Citizenship,” Hypatia 12, no. 4 (1997): 111–31.
Susan Bordo, “Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender-Scepticism,” in Feminism/Postmodernism, ed. Linda Nicholson (New York: Routledge, 1990), 133–76.
Sumi K. Cho, “Essential Politics,” Harvard Latino Law Review 2 (1997): 433–56.
Lisa Duggan, “Queering the State,” Social Text, no. 39 (1994): 1–14.
Jane Flax, “Postmodernism and Gender Relations in Feminist Theory,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 12, no. 4 (1987): 621–43.
Richard Thompson Ford, “What’s Queer about Race?,” South Atlantic Quarterly 106, no. 3 (2007): 477–84.
Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson, “Social Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism,” in Feminism/Postmodernism, by Linda Nicholson (New York: Routledge, 1990), 19–38.
Joshua Gamson, “Must Identity Movements Self-Destruct? A Queer Dilemma,” Social Problems 42, no. 3 (1995): 390–407.
Elisa Glick, “Sex Positive: Feminism, Queer Theory, and the Politics of Transgression,” Feminist Review 64, no. 1 (2000): 19–45.
Janet E. Halley, “‘Like Race’ Arguments,” in What’s Left of Theory: New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory, ed. Judith Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas (New York: Routledge, 2002), 40–74.
Donna Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century,” in The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, ed. Joel Weiss et al. (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006), 117–58.
Nancy Hartsock, “Postmodernism and Political Change: Issues for Feminist Theory,” Cultural Critique, no. 14 (1989): 15–33.
Susan Hekman, “Beyond Identity: Feminism, Identity and Identity Politics,” Feminist Theory 1, no. 3 (2000): 289–308.
Cressida J. Heyes, “Feminist Solidarity after Queer Theory: The Case of Transgender,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28, no. 4 (2003): 1093–1120.
Theresa Man Ling Lee, “Feminism, Postmodernism, and the Politics of Representation,” Women & Politics 22, no. 3 (2001): 35–57.
Eric Lott, “After Identity, Politics: The Return of Universalism,” New Literary History 31, no. 4 (2000): 665–80.
Jane Roland Martin, “Methodological Essentialism, False Difference, and Other Dangerous Traps,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 19, no. 3 (1994): 630–57.
Lois McNay, “Feminism and Post-Identity Politics: The Problem of Agency,” Constellations 17, no. 4 (2010): 512–25.
Michael Millner, “Post Post-Identity,” American Quarterly 57, no. 2 (2005): 541–54.
Chantal Mouffe, “Feminism, Citizenship, and Radical Democratic Politics,” in Social Postmodernism: Beyond Identity Politics, ed. Linda Nicholson and Steven Seidman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 315–31.
Loreen N. Olson et al., “‘I’m All for Equal Rights, but Don’t Call Me a Feminist’: Identity Dilemmas in Young Adults’ Discursive Representations of Being a Feminist,” Women’s Studies in Communication 31, no. 1 (2008): 104–132.
Pauline Park, “GenderPAC, the Transgender Rights Movement and the Perils of a Post-Identity Politics Paradigm,” Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 4 (2003 2002): 747–66.
Damien W. Riggs, “On Accountability: Towards a White Middle-Class Queer ‘Post Identity Politics Identity Politics,’” Ethnicities 10, no. 3 (2010): 344–57.
Chela Sandoval, “U.S. Third World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World,” Genders 10, no. 1 (1991): 1–24.
Joan W. Scott, “Deconstructing Equality-versus-Difference: Or, the Uses of Poststructuralist Theory for Feminism,” Feminist Studies 14, no. 1 (1988): 33–50.
Steven Seidman, “Identity Politics in a Gay ‘Postmodern’ Culture: Some Historical and Conceptual Notes,” in In Fear of a Queer Planet, ed. Michael Warner (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota., 1993), 105–44.
Christine Di Stefano, “Dilemmas of Difference: Feminism, Modernity, and Postmodernism,” Women & Politics 8, no. 3–4 (1988): 1–24.
Francisco Valdes, “Latina/O Ethnicities, Critical Race Theory, and Post-Identity Politics in Postmodern Legal Culture: From Practices to Possibilities,” La Raza Law Journal 9, no. 1 (1996): 1–32.
Joan C. Williams, “Dissolving the Sameness/Difference Debate: A Post-Modern Path beyond Essentialism in Feminist and Critical Race Theory,” Duke Law Journal 1991, no. 2 (1991): 296–323.
Linda M. G. Zerilli, “This Universalism Which Is Not One,” Diacritics 28, no. 2 (1998): 3–20.
New York Magazine, The Cut
Katy Steinmetz, "The Transgender Tipping Point," Time Magazine, May 29, 2014.
Mey, "Laverne Cox is Amazing on the Cover of Time, Time’s Story Inside Not So Much," Autostraddle, May 30, 2014.
Laurie Penny, "What the 'Transgender Tipping Point' Really Means," The New Statesman, June 29, 2014.
Arlene Stein, “Trans Like Us,” Public Books, March 20, 2017.
Chase Strangio, "The Politics of My Trans Identity," Stand with Gavin, December 5, 2016.
Amy Allen, The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007).
Seyla Benhabib, Situating the Self: Gender, Community, and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (New York: Routledge, 1992).
Wendy Brown, States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995).
Judith Butler and Joan W. Scott, eds., Feminists Theorize the Political, 1st Edition (New York: Routledge, 1992).
Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, 1st edition (New York: Routledge, 2006).
Hannah McCann, "Judith Butler Explained with Cats," BinaryThis, May 23, 2013.
Jodi Dean, Solidarity of Strangers: Feminism after Identity Politics (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996).
Caroline Dick, The Perils of Identity: Group Rights and the Politics of Intragroup Difference (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012).
Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan, Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1994).
Moya Lloyd, Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power and Politics (London: Sage, 2005).
Susan Lurie, Unsettled Subjects: Restoring Feminist Politics to Poststructuralist Critique (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997).
Paula M. L. Moya and Michael R. Hames-García, Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000).
Linda Nicholson and Steven Seidman, Social Postmodernism: Beyond Identity Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).
Linda Nicholson, ed., Feminism/Postmodernism (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Shane Phelan, Identity Politics: Lesbian Feminism and the Limits of Community (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989).
Shane Phelan, Getting Specific: Postmodern Lesbian Politics (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1994).
Denise Riley, “Am I That Name?”: Feminism and the Category of “Women” in History (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1988).
Joan W. Scott, Gender and the Politics of History (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988).
Sherry Turkle, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997).
Linda M. G. Zerilli, Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).