The second issue of Dissonância : Critical Theory Journal will accept submissions of articles until June 10th, 2017, related to the subject Critical Theory and Feminism.
If Critical Theory involves unveiling the ideological relations of domination, feminism is paradigmatic to this theoretical tradition. Although the question of feminism is properly a critical question, addressing it in the terms of Critical Theory also means presenting potentials of emancipation and resistance within the diagnosis of gender oppression and domination of women. The second issue of Disson ?ncia : Critical Theory Journal is dedicated to the rich relation between Critical Theory and feminism.
Although feminism wasn’t explicitly present at the beginning of the Critical Theory tradition, at least two generations of authors are held today as great exponents of feminist Critical Theory who maintain a broad debate with other theoretical lines. Among the first generation of authors there are, for example, Seyla Benhabib, Nancy Fraser, Iris Young, Jessica Benjamin, Maeve Cooke and Linda Nicholson. In the second generation there are other contemporary authors like Amy Allen, Rahel Jaeggi and Estelle Ferrarese. There is, furthermore, a fruitful debate with other authors that are not critical theorists in a strict sense but enrich the discussion as well : bell hooks, Patricia Hill Colins, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Carole Pateman, Carol Gilligan, Michel Foucault and representatives of other theoretical strands, like post-structuralism and post-colonialism.
Even though most of the mentioned authors come from the North-American debate, Disson ?ncia : Critical Theory Journal does not exclude and hopes to receive submissions from theorists who think the relation of feminism and Critical Theory from other perspectives. Our intention is to publish articles that aim to understand both : how Critical Theory can contribute to the formulation of a feminist theory, and how feminism is a condition to elaborate a theory that wants to be critical.
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