Breaking Feminist Waves

Feminism after 9/11

Women’s Bodies as Cultural and Political Threat

Authors: Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R., Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K.

  • Examines how the events of 9/11 impacted feminism and affected representations of women
  • Looks at how prominent female figures, such as Michelle Obama, are represented in a 9/11 era
  • Investigates the perceived 'other' in 9/11 America, dealing with topics such as immigration, gender, and race
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This book is about social phenomena that directly acknowledge the structures and ideologies emerging after September 11, 2001. It considers how these structures and ideologies manage, control, and contain specific bodies with respect to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status. Inflections presented via “9/11” come into play against a backdrop shaped by established patterns of behavior and attitudes toward women and particular groups of people within an American landscape. As a result, existing notions of threat combine with 9/11 inflections to shape a specific conception of threat in a context “after” 9/11, and within this context, a feminism “after” 9/11 emerges. This contextualized feminism would have to develop its analysis within the frame of a society fundamentally altered by the events of 9/11, including its ideological aftermath, by foregrounding pertinent social categories as they interplay with women’s bodies.

About the authors

Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo is Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, USA. Her books with Bloodsworth-Lugo include: A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality, editors (2009); Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children, also with C. Richard King (2010); Containing (Un)American Bodies:  Race, Sexuality, and Post-9/11 Constructions of Citizenship (2010); and Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films (2014).

Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo is Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, USA. She has published in the areas of race, gender, and sexuality; 9/11 discourse and cultural production; film and U.S. popular culture; and contemporary continental social and political philosophy. She is the author of In-Between Bodies:  Sexual Difference, Race, and Sexuality (2007), co-editor of A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality, with Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo (2009), co-author of Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children, with C. Richard King and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo (2010), co-author of Containing (Un)American Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Post-9/11 Constructions of Citizenship, with Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo (2010), and co-editor of Race, Philosophy, and Film, with Dan Flory (2013). 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Women’s Bodies and Feminism “After” 9/11

    Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • The Gendered and Racialized Threat of First Lady Michelle Obama

    Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

  • Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Threat of “Anchor/Terror Babies”

    Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

  • Sexual(ized) Terrorist Threats in an Age of Marriage Equality

    Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

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eBook £56.99
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Hardcover £72.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54869-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminism after 9/11
Book Subtitle
Women’s Bodies as Cultural and Political Threat
Authors
Series Title
Breaking Feminist Waves
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54582-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54582-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54869-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 161
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