The Postmodern Chameleon
I am writing in response to Sabina Lovibond’s article ‘Feminism and Postmodernism’, in New Left Review Number 178, in which I am pigeonholed as an apologist for or advocate of anti-Enlightenment philosophy. I now believe that the case I tried to state in favour of adornment in dress in Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity could have been more clearly put, and that it was unfortunate that I had almost finished writing the book before I became aware of the debate on postmodernism. As someone who still finds Marxism highly relevant in the present world, I absolutely reject, however, any attempt to align me with the likes of Rorty et al.
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- Sabina Lovibond: Feminism and Postmodernism
- Sabina Lovibond: A Reply to Elizabeth Wilson
- Kate Soper: Postmodernism, Subjectivity and the Question of Value
- Sabina Lovibond: Feminism and Pragmatism: A Reply to Richard Rorty
- Sabina Lovibond: Feminism and the 'Crisis of Rationality'
- Sabina Lovibond: Meaning What We Say: Feminist Ethics and the Critique of Humanism