Julia Kristeva’s Understanding of Feminism

Julia Kristeva’s Understanding of Feminism

June 27, 2021 Off By Felso

Bulgarian-born philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva is considered one of the leading voices of French feminism.

However, whether and how Kristeva was a feminist thinker is the subject of considerable debate. This is partly because for Kristeva the notion of feminism is problematic. Feminism arose out of the conflict women experience with structures associated with male dominance or power. Kristeva warns that because of these roots, feminism may tend to carry some of its male-centered assumptions, she mentions that feminism should be questioned. Even if she achieves all of her goals, Kristeva believes that feminism still needs a little more self-criticism.

Kristeva warned that a male-dominated world would risk embracing another form of this principle by wanting to fight what she called the “power principle”, Kristeva said. believes that it is imperative that he renounces belief in his own identity Kristeva fears that if the feminist movement fails to take these steps, it risks doing little more than adding to the existing power game.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook