Engaging Feminist Histories
This review essay considers three recently published texts that centrally engage with the question of how one writes about feminisms and feminist histories in ways that do justice to their complexity and dynamism.
Ahmed, Sara. 2004. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. New York: Routledge.
Baumgardner, Jennifer, and Amy Richards. 2000. Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux.
Gillis, Stacy, Gillian Howie, and Rebecca Munford, eds. 2004. Third-Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
Groeneveld, Elizabeth. 2011. “‘Not a Postfeminist Feminist’: Feminism’s Third Wave.” In ‘Not Drowning But Waving’: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts, edited by Susan Brown, Jeanne Perrault, JoAnn Wallace, and Heather Zwicker, 271-84. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press.
Hemmings, Clare. 2011. Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Henry, Astrid. 2004. Not My Mother’s Sister: Generational Conflict and Third Wave Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Hesford, Victoria. 2013. Feeling Women’s Liberation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Heywood, Leslie, and Jennifer Drake, eds. 1997. Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Kolmar, Wendy. 2011. “History.” In Re-thinking Women’s and Gender Studies, edited by Ann Braithwaite, Catherine Orr, and Diane Lichtenstein, 225-39. New York: Routledge.
Labaton, Vivien, and Dawn Martin, eds. 2004. The Fire this Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism. New York: Anchor Books.
Noble, J. Bobby. 2007. “Refusing to Make Sense: Mapping the In-Coherences of ‘Trans’.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 11, no. 1/2 : 167-75.
Scott, Joan Wallach. 2011. The Fantasy of Feminist History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Thompson, Becky. 2002. “Multiracial Feminism: Recasting the Chronology of Second Wave Feminism.” Feminist Studies 28, no. 2 : 337-60. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3178747.
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