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The Resource Living a feminist life, Sara Ahmed

Living a feminist life, Sara Ahmed

Label
Living a feminist life
Title
Living a feminist life
Statement of responsibility
Sara Ahmed
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Showing how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist, Sara Ahmed highlights the ties between feminist theory and living a life that sustains it by building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship and discussing the figure of the feminist killjoy
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556526
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Sara
Dewey number
305.4201
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.A36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminist theory
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • Feminismus
Target audience
adult
Label
Living a feminist life, Sara Ahmed
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : bringing feminist theory home -- Part I. Becoming feminist. Feminism is sensational -- On being directed -- Willfulness and feminist subjectivity -- Part II. Diversity work. Trying to transform -- Being in question -- Brick walls -- Part III. Living the consequences. Fragile connections -- Feminist snap -- Lesbian feminism -- Conclusion 1. A killjoy survival kit -- Conclusion 2. A killjoy manifesto
Control code
ocn946461715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780822363194
Lccn
2016032264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946461715
Label
Living a feminist life, Sara Ahmed
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : bringing feminist theory home -- Part I. Becoming feminist. Feminism is sensational -- On being directed -- Willfulness and feminist subjectivity -- Part II. Diversity work. Trying to transform -- Being in question -- Brick walls -- Part III. Living the consequences. Fragile connections -- Feminist snap -- Lesbian feminism -- Conclusion 1. A killjoy survival kit -- Conclusion 2. A killjoy manifesto
Control code
ocn946461715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780822363194
Lccn
2016032264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946461715

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