Feminisms of Discontent

Global Contestations

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9780199452941

Publication date:

28/09/2015

Hardback

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ISBN:

9780199452941

Publication date:

28/09/2015

Hardback

Editor: Ashleigh Barnes

Feminism is outmoded. Or so it would seem in the academy, where feminism is outflanked by issues of globalization and localization, sexuality and identity, and politics. Where does feminism’s continuing relevance stand: as a theory, as praxis, or as a rallying cry?

Rights:  World Rights

Editor: Ashleigh Barnes

Description

Feminism is outmoded. Or so it would seem in the academy, where feminism is outflanked by issues of globalization and localization, sexuality and identity, and politics. Where does feminism’s continuing relevance stand: as a theory, as praxis, or as a rallying cry? The essays in this book cover a wide range of issues such as feminist engagement with law, sexuality, and queer politics; the idea of freedom and equality in the neoliberal frame; and postcolonial feminism. Well-known feminist scholars like Brenda Cossman, Ratna Kapur, Vasuki Nesiah, and Margaret Thornton, among others, come together to critically assess feminist legal theory and politics, while also engaging currents of feminist theory and practice such as ‘subordination’, ‘dominance’, ‘governance’, and ‘cultural’ and ‘carceral’ feminism. This work critiques narrow feminist paradigms that associate sex/gender with women’s subordination, deem (hetero) sexuality harmful for women, and legitimize neoliberal and neoconservative projects instead of questioning them. It aims to generate a compelling sense of urgency to resist and challenge the strong influence of such strands in feminist thinking. This book also tries to locate discontent as the fundamental and critical centre of the feminist project.

Editor: Ashleigh Barnes

Editor: Ashleigh Barnes

Editor: Ashleigh Barnes

Editor: Ashleigh Barnes

Description

Feminism is outmoded. Or so it would seem in the academy, where feminism is outflanked by issues of globalization and localization, sexuality and identity, and politics. Where does feminism’s continuing relevance stand: as a theory, as praxis, or as a rallying cry? The essays in this book cover a wide range of issues such as feminist engagement with law, sexuality, and queer politics; the idea of freedom and equality in the neoliberal frame; and postcolonial feminism. Well-known feminist scholars like Brenda Cossman, Ratna Kapur, Vasuki Nesiah, and Margaret Thornton, among others, come together to critically assess feminist legal theory and politics, while also engaging currents of feminist theory and practice such as ‘subordination’, ‘dominance’, ‘governance’, and ‘cultural’ and ‘carceral’ feminism. This work critiques narrow feminist paradigms that associate sex/gender with women’s subordination, deem (hetero) sexuality harmful for women, and legitimize neoliberal and neoconservative projects instead of questioning them. It aims to generate a compelling sense of urgency to resist and challenge the strong influence of such strands in feminist thinking. This book also tries to locate discontent as the fundamental and critical centre of the feminist project.

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