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Radical democratic politics and feminism

Author(s): Martínez Labrin, Soledad

Journal: Athenea digital
ISSN 1578-8946

Issue: 9;
Start page: 58;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Radical democracy | Feminism | Social movements

In the article I present a reflection around the radical democratic project proposed by Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau. Specifically, I examine the application of the project in the context of the “new social movements” and especially, of feminist movement. I state the need of drawing attention to universalism and essentialism as the main obstacles to generate a collective proposal without margins. Nevertheless, doubts remind about the possibility of building up a feminism tailored by the radical democratic project, in a stage in which the political action of such a movement is characterized by categories that are closed and crystallized
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