Living a Feminist Life

Living a Feminist Life Author Sara Ahmed
ISBN-10 0822363194
ISBN-13 9780822363194
Year 2017-02-03
Pages 312
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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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 critiqueoften by naming and calling attention to problemsand 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 solutionssuch as forming support systemsto 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

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