Feminism, Property in the Person and Concepts of Self
British Journal of Politics & International Relations, Vol. 12, No. 1, Pg. 56-71.
this article, I examine the role of the fiction of property in the
person in recent feminist debate, comparing Carole Pateman's position
with those who are more sympathetic to the image of contract for
feminist/anti-racist political theory, such as Charles Mills, Jean
Hampton and Susan Moller Okin. I then turn to the question of selfhood.
As a fiction, property in the person does not say anything regarding
what it is to be a 'self'. However, I explore Balibar's rich analysis
of Locke's position on identity. I then extend Balibar's analysis to
argue that the fiction of property in the person is associated with an
image of a self that is 'bounded' against the outside in a way that is
disrupted by this view of identity.
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