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Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition
Monica Mookherjee

pessimistically that ‘in truth, that Golden Age of Woman is a myth’ (102). 11 Beauvoir argues against Engels by insisting that it is ‘the imperialism of human consciousness, seeking always to exercise sovereignty in objective fashion’ ( 1972 : 58) which constitutes the real origin of sexual difference

in Recognition and Global Politics
Meanings, Limits, Manifestations
Patrick Hayden and Kate Schick

deconstructive traditions, Butler's work attempts to expose how sexual difference is produced by a heteronormative discourse grounded on a series of hierarchical and naturalizing conceptual distinctions between men and women. She argues that referring to a self-explanatory female gender identity is misleading, since women of different ethnicities, classes and religions rarely have the same or invariant interests

in Recognition and Global Politics