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Considering Emma Goldman: feminist political ambivalence and the imaginative archive

Hemmings, Clare (2018) Considering Emma Goldman: feminist political ambivalence and the imaginative archive. Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies. Duke University Press, Durham, NC. ISBN 9780822369981

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Abstract

In Considering Emma Goldman Clare Hemmings examines the significance of the anarchist activist and thinker for contemporary feminist politics. Rather than attempting to resolve the tensions and problems that Goldman's thinking about race, gender, and sexuality pose for feminist thought, Hemmings embraces them, finding them to be helpful in formulating a new queer feminist praxis. Mining three overlapping archives—Goldman's own writings, her historical and theoretical legacy, and an imaginative archive that responds creatively to gaps in those archives —Hemmings shows how serious engagement with Goldman's political ambivalences opens up larger questions surrounding feminist historiography, affect, fantasy, and knowledge production. Moreover, she explores her personal affinity for Goldman to illuminate the role that affective investment plays in shaping feminist storytelling. By considering Goldman in all her contradictions and complexity, Hemmings presents a queer feminist response to the ambivalences that also saturate contemporary queer feminist race theories.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/
Additional Information: © 2018 Duke University Press
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 11:38
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85670

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