Women's Studies

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Teresa Joaquim

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"The problem of a feminist and critical genealogy must be considered in the Portuguese context as well as within the discussion about whether there was a feminist movement in Portugal…
Instead of a posing a weakening epistemological challenge, the works in the field of Women’s Studies in Portugal and the problematization of the category “women” (Butler) need to be reconceptualised as uncovering the multiple situated and localized subject of knowledge through the deconstruction of the discursive regimen (Foucault), as will the answer to the question we address: “how is the category ‘woman’ built into the political and scientific discourse?“" Teresa Joaquim