Living a Feminist Life
Author/Editor:    Ahmed, Sara.
Publisher:    Duke University Press
Binding:    pbk.
Physical Media:    book
Pages:    312
Pubn Year:    2017
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ISBN:   9780822363194
ISBN10:   0822363194

9780822363040 hbk. book

Description: In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated fromeveryday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and atwork. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmedoffers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged fromworlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—andhow feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmedalso provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feministkilljoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists createinventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive theshattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoysurvival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supplypractical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the tiesbetween the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life thatsustains it.

Contents: Acknowledgments  ixIntroduction. Bringing Feminist Theory Home  1Part I. Becoming Feminist  191. Feminism Is Sensational  212. On Being Directed  433. Willfulness and Feminist Subjectivity  65Part II. Diversity Work4. Trying to Transform  935. Being in Question  1156. Brick Walls  135Part III. Living the Consequences7. Fragile Connections  1638. Feminist Snap  1879. Lesbian Feminism  213Conclusion 1. A Killjoy Survival Kit  235Conclusion 2. A Killjoy Manifesto  251Notes  269References  281Index  291