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2007 | 6(108) | 107-129
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Nomadic Subjects

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The autoress' book 'Nomadic Studies: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory' touches upon the most important issues of our contemporary feminist debate, including, inter alia: western epistemology vs. femininity; feminism vs. bioethics; individual issues of European feminism and how the American feminism may affect the theories conceived in Europe. She defends a trans-disciplinary and multidisciplinary methodology of building a female, but also a male, subjectivity in the context of the present time which less and less frequently enables one to refer to the roots whilst more and more frequently requiring from its nomadic dwellers to seek for new methods of constructing their own 'self'. A 'nomadic subject' forms subjectivity being free of any nostalgia for durability, the idea of constancy or permanency being quit. The authoress approaches the option to build feminine subjectivity in political terms, dialogue being deemed its key element. Dialoguing requires a redefinition of what is man in a circumstance where the old definitions prove non-useful, for what is human is re-constructed in the context of global economy, technological revolution, emergence of multicultural societies, or a new social/cultural reality. Her suggestion is that the sexual difference be treated as a positive element of asymmetry between males and females - so that whatever a woman can offer might transform our contemporary policy and the world. Providing that femininity can be defined in a variety of ways.
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107-129
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ARTICLE
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  • Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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08PLAAAA03897741
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bwmeta1.element.a14db019-895b-3227-85df-10f938200d5b
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