Can the Third Wave Speak?

  • Jennifer Henderson Carleton University
Keywords: Feministy theory, Identity politics, Postfeminism, Praxis (social sciences, Third wave feminism


This article suggests that self-proclaimed third-wave feminism is tied to institutional imperatives and impasses in Women's Studies. It offers an alternative contemporary feminist tendency in "cryptofeminism," which suspends the necessity of affirming feminist identity and reflects critically on the unpredictable uses and legacies of feminist thought.

Author Biography

Jennifer Henderson, Carleton University
Jennifer Henderson, Carleton University, is the author of Settler Feminism and Race Making in Canada (2003) and co-author of "Of Bombs, Baking, and Blahniks," English Studies in Canada 31.2-3 (2005).