In this paper, I critically engage from a feminist perspective with arguments from David Harvey's Condition of Postmodernity. Using feminist insights into epistemology and ontology, I argue that Harvey's is a totalizing theory, and as such, lacks the emancipatory value it claims to offer. I then engage with some feminist critiques of Harvey's work, arguing that, while innovative, they are insufficient insofar as they fail to provide a critique of capitalism. Drawing on the work of feminist epistemologist Lorraine Code, I explore what a non-totalizing theory of capitalism might look like. I conclude by arguing the work of Gibson-Graham and Resnick and Wolff provide the most useful and emancipatory theoretical framework, one that is non-totalizing yet engages in a thorough critique of capitalism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Geographical Bulletin - Gamma Theta Upsilon|
|State||Published - May 1 2009|
- Emancipatory theory
- Feminist theory