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Living a Feminist Life / Sara Ahmed.

By: Ahmed, Sara 1969-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Zubaan 2017Description: 299 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780822363040 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780822363194 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Feminist theory | Feminism | Cultural Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Queer TheoryDDC classification: 305.4201 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 colour 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. With an introduction by Chayanika Shah.Summary: Table of Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction. Bringing Feminist Theory Home 1 Part I. Becoming Feminist 19 1. Feminism Is Sensational 21 2. On Being Directed 43 3. Willfulness and Feminist Subjectivity 65 Part II. Diversity Work 4. Trying to Transform 93 5. Being in Question 115 6. Brick Walls 135 Part III. Living the Consequences 7. Fragile Connections 163 8. Feminist Snap 187 9. Lesbian Feminism 213 Conclusion 1. A Killjoy Survival Kit 235 Conclusion 2. A Killjoy Manifesto 251 Notes 269 References 281 Index 291
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-289) and index.

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 colour 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.
With an introduction by Chayanika Shah.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction. Bringing Feminist Theory Home 1
Part I. Becoming Feminist 19
1. Feminism Is Sensational 21
2. On Being Directed 43
3. Willfulness and Feminist Subjectivity 65
Part II. Diversity Work
4. Trying to Transform 93
5. Being in Question 115
6. Brick Walls 135
Part III. Living the Consequences
7. Fragile Connections 163
8. Feminist Snap 187
9. Lesbian Feminism 213
Conclusion 1. A Killjoy Survival Kit 235
Conclusion 2. A Killjoy Manifesto 251
Notes 269
References 281
Index 291

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