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On being uncomfortable

Fletcher, Ruth, McCandless, Julie, Russell, Yvette and Thomas, Dania (2016) On being uncomfortable. Feminist Legal Studies, 24 (2). pp. 121-126. ISSN 0966-3622

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s10691-016-9325-9


Since the last issue of Feminist Legal Studies, we editorial board members have had lots of conversations about comfort, displacement and alienation. As we developed the programme for #FLaK2016 we thought about it as a kind of pulling ourselves out of our comfort zone (Fletcher et al. in Fem Leg Stud 24:1–6, 2016), if academic events and journals ever have a comfort zone. Drawing on a mix of feminist live performance methods and a science and technology studies-type curiosity for objects of experimentation, we tried out a kitchen table method of hosting a live research conversation with activists, artists and academics over two days (Fletcher in Fem Leg Stud 23:241–252, 2015). But we had not fully anticipated the way that the Brexit result would contribute to and complicate discomfort. A fuller analysis of FLaK awaits a later moment, but here we pick out this one aspect of our gathering—feelings of discomfort – as they animate the contributions to this issue in interesting ways.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 00:31

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