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Re-fashioning feminist subjects: authors' conversation

Dosekun, Simidele, Pinto, Samantha and Roy, Srila (2023) Re-fashioning feminist subjects: authors' conversation. Feminist Theory, 24 (3). 486 - 494. ISSN 1464-7001

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Identification Number: 10.1177/14647001221143311


In this conversation with Samantha Pinto, Simidele Dosekun and Srila Roy trace the ways that gender and sexuality are both highly local and deeply transnational in the current landscape of neoliberalism. Dosekun's Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture looks to beauty industry and practices in Lagos to explore the tension between self-construction and media representation in a world of savvy consumption and complex audiences for women's embodied lives. Roy's Changing the Subject: Feminist and Queer Politics in Neoliberal India looks to two activist organisations representing very different forms of feminist praxis and appeal to the state in contemporary India that both reproduce but also confound neoliberal logics of governmentality. Dosekun and Roy, using ethnographic methods, leave feminist theory undone by their counterintuitive and even ambivalent critical moves that refuse to rest on well-worn binaries and critiques within neoliberalism. This piece is a conversation meant to draw out powerful connections between the challenging, field-changing work of these two scholars, as well as the specificity each brings to their intellectual practice of feminist theory.

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Additional Information: © 2023 Sage.
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2023 10:39
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 00:05

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