Aproximación a la noción de mujer-objeto. Consideraciones entre las teorías feministas y la teoría del intercambio simbólico de Jean Baudrillard. Thesis

short description

  • Master's thesis

Thesis author

  • Bernal Mancilla, Johanna


  • The purpose of this article is to question the woman-object notion parting from the feminist theories and the works of Jean Baudrillard. The aim is to show that in the three modes of production (primitive exchange, capitalism and post-fordism), it is possible to identify several symbolization processes –practices and social relations- that are acted upon by women as agents during the exchanges. This last demonstrates as the economistic definition of woman-merchandise is exceeded by the nuances of woman-symbol and woman-sign. In that sense, it is proclaimed that the dismissed notion of woman-object is reduced neither to the notion of woman-merchandise, or woman-sexual-object, nor the history of domination and oppression in which it normally falls.

publication date

  • November 12, 2014 7:52 PM


  • Carole Pateman
  • Catharine Mackinnon
  • Feminists theories
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Judith Butler
  • Luce Irigaray
  • Seduction
  • Symbolic exchange
  • Woman-object

Document Id

  • a8f57c3e-513e-461b-903d-9477fc71e4e5