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    Feminist Utopias in a Postmodern Era.Alkeline van Lenning, Marrie Bekker & Ine Vanwesenbeeck (eds.) - 1997 - Tilburg University Press.
    There is a respectable feminist tradition in utopian thought. Dreams and fantasies about gender-equal, women-friendly or female-dominated worlds have been formulated abundantly. However, utopian thinking has also met with severe criticism. By definition, utopias were said to be too idealistic, and of little use in the process of societal change. More recently, it has been stressed that the concept of utopia has been superseded by postmodern awareness, in which general explanations of gender inequality (and, along with them, general utopian views) (...)
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    The Body As Crowbar: Transcending Or Stretching Sex?Alkeline Van Lenning - 2004 - Feminist Theory 5 (1):25-47.
    Can paradoxical or ambiguous sexual identities and practices change, or even go beyond, the meanings of masculinity and femininity? In other words: can the body be a source of social change? To answer this question I turn to the work of two theorists: Luce Irigaray and Judith Butler. After an account of their ideas, various sexual practices and identities will be described. The question is whether these practices and identities affect the meanings of masculinity and femininity. It will be concluded (...)
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