publication . Article . 2017

Introduction: Righting Feminism

Farris, Sara R.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This is the introduction to a special issue on Righting Feminism. In recent years, we have witnessed the multifarious ways in which feminism as an emancipatory project dedicated to women's liberation has increasingly “converged” with non-emancipatory/racist, conservative, and neo-liberal economic and political agendas. Today, feminist themes are not only being "mainstreamed" but are also increasingly being mobilized to bolster existing power hierarchies as well as neo-liberal and right-wing xenophobic political agendas. The convergence of feminism with these dominant ideologies and forces has taken many forms in the West. In Europe, right-wing nationalist partie...
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