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Postmodernism/Butler/Bennett: which is the emphasis of this chapter. Judith Butler points out that to use the category ‘postmodern theory’ is to make an assumption that postmodern theorists find problematic, i.e. that ‘theories offer themselves in bundles or in organized totalities, and that … a set of theories which are structurally similar emerge as the articulation of an historically specific condition of human reflection’ (1995: 38)(1).
1. Butler, Judith (1995) ‘Contingent foundations’. In Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser, eds, Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange. New York: Routledge, 35–57.
Jane Bennett, 2004. „Postmodern Approaches to Political Theory“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran. 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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