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Living a feminist life / Sara Ahmed.

Author/Creator:
Ahmed, Sara, 1969- author.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Feminist theory.
Feminism.
Summary:
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it. -- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Feminism is sensational
On being directed
Willfulness and feminist subjectivity
Trying to transform
Being in question
Brick walls
Fragile connections
Feminist snap
Lesbian feminism
Conclusion 1: A killjoy survival kit
Conclusion 2: A killjoy manifesto.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Ahmed, Sara, 1969- Living a feminist life.
ISBN:
9780822363040
0822363046
9780822363194
0822363194
9780822373377
0822373378
OCLC:
946461715