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Rethinking contemporary feminist politics

Author: Jonathan Dean
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Gender and politics (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text puts forward a timely analysis of contemporary feminism. Critically engaging with both narratives of feminist decline and re-emergence, it draws on poststructuralist political theory to assess current forms of activism in the UK and present a provocative account of recent developments in feminist politics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Dean
ISBN: 9780230238923 0230238920
OCLC Number: 430839492
Description: ix, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Mapping the Ǹew Feminist Politics' --
Outline of the book --
1. Current Developments in Feminist Politics --
Feminist temporalities 1: Decline and deradicalisation --
Feminist temporalities 2: Ǹew feminisms' and feminist re-emergence --
Feminist temporalities 3: Post-feminism --
Feminist spatialities 1: Transnational feminisms --
Feminist spatialities 2: State feminism --
Feminist radicalities --
2. Rethinking Feminist Radicalism --
Why radicalism? --
Mapping the terrain: P̀ost-foundational' challenges to polities --
Laclau: The role of articulation and equivalence --
Arendt and Zerilli on politics and t̀he social' --
Feminism and political imagination --
Synthesising Laclau and Zerilli --
Discourse theory and (feminist) political analysis --
Conclusion: Rethinking r̀adicality' --
3. The Fawcett Society: The End of the Road for Equality Feminism? --
À jolly good chat': Fawcett's ethos and historical background --
The question of women's political participation and representation --
The politics of childcare and work-life balance --
Fawcett's rebranding and its aftermath --
Theorising Fawcett's rebranding --
Fawcett's new feminist agenda: Some critical remarks --
Conclusion --
4. Women's Aid: Professionalised Radicalism? --
Women's Aid: Origins and historical background --
The present-day Women's Aid: A brief overview --
Women's Aid: Success and professionalisation --
Domestic violence, immigration and anti-racism --
Domestic violence as a f̀igure of the newly thinkable' --
Critical assessments: A drift towards the ǹew managerialism'? --
Conclusion --
5. The F-word: Cultural Politics and Third-Wave Feminism --
Feminism and the Internet --
The F-word: Diversity, inclusiveness and reasserting feminism --
Cultural politics and feminist individualism --
Anger, affect and resistance: Contesting feminist depoliticisation --
Negotiating the third wave --
Generational disidentifications, or, who's afraid of third-wave feminism? --
Concluding reflections and critical comments --
Conclusion: The Consequences of Optimism --
Contemporary feminism and political optimism --
Optimism, pessimism and p̀ost-politics' --
Theorising political optimism --
The (re)turn to Gramsci.
Series Title: Gender and politics (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Jonathan Dean.
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