Sharing without Knowing: Collective Identity in Feminist and Democratic Theory Journal Article uri icon



  • Many feminist and democratic theorists share the presumption that politics requires a pregiven subject (“women” or “the people”) whose identity is grounded in commonality. Drawing on Linda Zerilli's interventions in feminist debates, Ferguson develops an alternative account of collective identity that emerges instead from multiple, overlapping, and discontinuous social practices. This reconceptualization of identity demands a corresponding reconceptualization of democracy, characterized by the ongoing contestation of the very subject (“the people���) whose existence it presupposes.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • November 3, 2013 6:34 AM

Full Author List

  • Ferguson ML

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-5367

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-2001

Additional Document Info

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  • 30

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  • 45


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