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help April 24, 2006

Posted by Winter in the adventures of mind the gap.

Does anyone know of any good essays, articles or blog posts on the subject of post-feminism? We have a discussion night this week and we haven’t got much on it.



1. Melinda Casino - April 24, 2006

I don’t know if this is what you’re looking for, but there’s a very interesting article on grass-roots, radical feminism vs. “town hall” feminism up at the f-word blog:

Reasons to be Cheerful

I was going to bash something out about it at Sour Duck, but I can’t seem to work up the gumption.

2. Killer B - April 25, 2006

I have a bunch of academic sources, though a lot of them deal more with the questions between postmodernism and feminism, which may be off topic but nevertheless interesting.

Book: Feminists Theorize the Political , edited by Judith Butler and Joan W. Scott
Essays within:
– Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of “Postmodernism” by Judith Butler
– Feminism and Postmodernism by Linda Singer

Book: Feminism/Postmodernism (Thinking Gender), edited by Linda J. Nicholson

Book: Feminist Thought by Rosemarie Tong (chapter on Postmodern Feminism)

Again, I don’t know if this is what you meant, but that’s what I’ve got right now. I own all of these (I provided links so you could see more info about any of them) and used them for classes. Good stuff.

If I have time this week (doubtful, but I’ll try), I’ll look through some articles that I may also have that would be of use.

And just so you know, I’ve got you linked.


3. Winter - April 25, 2006

Thank you both.

I now realise that when people use the term “post-feminism” they might be referring to one of two things.

Either they mean post-modern feminism (which is academic and all concerned with the fracturing of identity in the post-modern world) or they mean pole dancing sex in the city style feminism.

I think we’ll need to discuss both so thanks for the references.

4. Maia - April 25, 2006

I know a good Jacqueline Fleming Cartoon about post-feminism, but I can’t find it on-line. I think it’s in Never Give Up.

There’s also a good book called “I’ll be a post-feminist in post-patriarchy”, which is a collection

But I don’t know anything intelligent written from a ‘post-feminist’ perspective (and I suspect that’s for good reason).

5. Vashti - April 26, 2006

You remind me that I’ve got “Introducing Postfeminism” sat upstairs. Since I might be coming along tomorrow night, I suppose I should really read it… or you can borrow it if you like? I suspect it’s a bit puny next to b’s academic sources though.

6. Naiades - April 26, 2006

I’m trying to read that too. being completely new to post feminism, and only having a minimal knowledge of critical theory i’m struggling even with that one.

would be great to see you tomorrow.


7. Winter - April 26, 2006

Well, we can always talk about Sex in the City and Ally McBeal if we start struggling.

8. Winter - April 26, 2006

I found some more online articles
here, here, and here.

Looks like there’s a lot of discussion about what the term means.

9. Occasional Expositor - April 29, 2006

If you’re after stuff about postmodernism, there’s Nothing Mat(t)ers: A Feminist Critique Of Postmodernism by Somer Brodribb.

Sadly, although I own this book, I have not read it, so cannot tell you if it is useful, or even readable.

Must dig it out and give it a try.

10. Winter - April 30, 2006

Thanks to everyone who suggested readings and links. The discussion was very interesting and hopefully we’ll post some notes about it as soon as we get a chance.

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