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Title: Feminist Theology, #MeToo, and Critical Unrest
Subtitle: Against Identitary Temptations with Adorno's Philosophy of Nonidentity
Author(s): PYNE, Elizabeth
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 42    Issue: 3   Date: 2019   
Pages: 241-263
DOI: 10.2143/LS.42.3.3286893

Abstract :
This article contributes to feminist theological reflection on the fraught dynamics of identity, difference, violence, and liberation bound up in the recent #MeToo movement around sexual harassment and sexual assault. Using the heuristic of identitary temptations, it addresses concerns in feminist debates about subjectivity, intersectionality, and identity politics, on the one hand, and concerns regarding theological engagement with Adorno’s critical theory, on the other. The article interprets #MeToo as a liberative enactment of Adornoian nonidentity thinking and argues that feminist theology oriented to this movement should embrace a practice of fidelity to the nonidentical.

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