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Feminisms of Discontent: Global Contestations

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? The chapters 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 toget ... More

Keywords: feminism, sexuality, queer politics, identity, gender

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199452941
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashleigh Barnes, editor
International Programs Visiting Researcher, University of Florida, USA

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I A Feminist Project: The Rights and Wrongs of Feminist Political Engagement

1 Feminism in Hard Times

Brenda Cossman

3 Out in the World

Kerry Rittich*

II Feminism and Other Identity Categories Beyond Gender

7 Icons and Measures

Vasuki Nesiah

8 Postcolonial Feminism

Maneesha Deckha

9 When Men are Harmed

Aziza Ahmed

10 Queering Democracy

Arvind Narrain