Staying alive: rethinking deterritorialization in a post-feminist era
2015 (English)In: Nursing Philosophy, ISSN 1466-7681, E-ISSN 1466-769X, Vol. 16, no 3, 133-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In recent years, the concept post-feminism and its links to neoliberal economic structures and to the extreme reinforcement of individualization as raison detre of Western civilization have been discussed at length by numerous distinguished scholars in feminist cultural studies and feminist philosophy. This article takes its point of departure in this discussion. Drawing on Wendy Brown, Elizabeth Grosz, Angela McRobbie, Wendy Larner, and others, the text is examining the discourse of post-feminism and neoliberalism, and its effects on overarching political scenarios, as well as on everyday life: What happens to feminist politics when the collective, both as figuration and as virtual political platform, is deemed to be something situated in the discursive outskirts? By drawing on examples form the contemporary cultural imaginaries, from popular culture, economic structures, and public debate, and by pointing out the links between the micro-perspective of our everyday living and overarching political structures, this article aims at bringing to the fore and critically discuss these issues, and the ways in which they intersect with contemporary Western feminism. The article ends with a discussion of possible points of exit or paths to follow in order to find alternatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley , 2015. Vol. 16, no 3, 133-140 p.
post-feminism; neoliberalism; materialism; close reading; feminist theory
Other Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119787DOI: 10.1111/nup.12085ISI: 000355734800003PubMedID: 25809020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-119787DiVA: diva2:827276