Semiotics 1980 pp 549-559 | Cite as

Toward a Semiotic beyond Feminism

  • Brooke Williams


The problem of female identity is still with us. The thought structures of neither patriarchy nor feminism have been able to resolve the problem. It is time to see the problem in the light of a semiotic beyond feminism. Such a viewpoint is neither traditional nor radical, nor even moderate. It is perhaps what the philosopher Jacques Maritain would have called “ultramodern.”


Moral Dilemma Ultimate Reality Female Identity Psychic Distance Symbolic Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brooke Williams
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesClarke CollegeDubuqueUSA

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