In her book Methodology of the Oppressed Chela Sandoval seeks to theorise effective ways of opposition, survival and agency for formerly marginalised groups, while making the marginalised category of US 3rd World feminism an integral part of feminist theory. Black and queer feminisms then are not mere counter-theories to a hegemonic white feminism. She argues that typical for our age are the postmodern condition and the new information technologies. The latter can be useful for feminism because of their near instantaneity, speed and change, therefore permitting for multiple highly variable temporal alliances. These specifics of the new technologies, together with the cultural conditions of postmodernism, therefore result in a continuous restructuring of the socio-political field.
Sandoval criticizes Jameson for actually mourning a typically modernist concept of subjectivity, which shuts off the possibilities for moments of opposition and resistance under postmodern and highly technologised conditions. Sandoval argues that we should move away from any concept of unity in subjectivity and take a more nomadic, multiple, situated and embodied form of subjectivity on board. The result is of perceiving identity as split and internally contradictory, which she says the mestiza, or Mexican-American (being 'both the oppressor and the oppressed') have always already taken up, providing an excellent model for feminist activism and theory.

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