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Where am "I" in hypertext? Feminist standpoint theories learn that a careful situating of myself is the only road to full accountability and responsibility for my activist and subversive actions. With its particularities of multivocality of hypertext and the subsequent fragmentation of identity, where am "I" to be traced? How can an "I" in hypertext provide for the proper agency and carefully aimed desire for societal change when hypertext might embody the postmodern danger of relativism, holding that a combination of multiple stories is as close as we can get to 'the Truth' (how did that capital t get back in)?

It seems to me that any agency spurring out from the hypertextual "I" necessarily is bound up with the entire socio-economic field in which the network operates, and is thus a conglomerate of many interrelated power structures, bodies and desires.

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