Transcultural and Literary Measurements of Evolution of Feminism: La Jouissance Versus Κάθαρση

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The relevance of the topic is due to the radicalization of the feminist movement in the global multicultural world, which is reflected in philosophical and literary reflection. The aim of the study is to reveal the socio-cultural and literary dimensions of feminist discourse through the prism of transcultural and decolonization projects. Research materials: original English-language texts of cultural and social studies, ancient sacred texts in Sanskrit in English translations, Russian-language philosophical, sociological, political science, psychoanalytic, philological and cultural studies. Research methods: dialectical, concrete-historical, phenomenological-hermeneutic, semiotic, comparative, structuralistic, psychoanalytic, deconstructivistic. Research results: demonstration of the evolution of feminism from class (Marxist) to culturalist (neoliberal) through its three historical waves with literary examples. The conclusion of the study is the shift of feminist ideals from the pattern of cathartic emancipation through gender equality to the pattern of pragmatic pleasure through gender superiority based on the theory of difference and privilege and the politics of protectionism and identity.


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Ievgenia V. Bilchenko

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University; Institute of Cultural Studies of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine

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Ukraine, 02000, Kiev, Pirogova St., 9; Ukraine, 01032, Kiev, Taras Shevchenko boulevard-50/52

Doctor of Culturology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Culturology and Philosophical Anthropology of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Leading Researcher of the Screen Culture Department of the Institute of Cultural Studies of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine

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