Citizenship, Gender and Diversity

Becoming Feminist

Narratives and Memories

Authors: Guest, Carly

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This book offers a novel, detailed and sensitive exploration of women's engagement with feminism. Centred on the themes of generations, hope, emotions and belonging, each chapter attends to the specific and particular practices of 'becoming feminist' via a series of accessible case studies. Adopting a theoretical and methodological focus on narrative and memory, this original and absorbing work analyses the various and complex ways in which feminism and its histories are received and processed by some feminist women today. Its focus on the specificity of experience disrupts overarching narratives of feminism and its histories, whilst acknowledging that such narratives are often used to sustain, defend and maintain a secure feminist identity.In doing so, it develops a growing body of work concerned with the relationships women forge to feminism’s pasts, presents and futures, with a distinct focus on the stories feminist women tell about their lives. It will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, psychosocial studies, gender studies, women's studies and cultural studies. 

About the authors

Carly Guest is an Associate Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Middlesex University, UK.

Reviews

“Carly Guest not only provides us with a fascinating insight into becoming and being feminist but also presents a beautifully convincing theoretical and methodological account of the importance of storytelling. Her sophisticated analysis highlights the relationship between personal identity(ies) and social history including the significance of power, emotion, belonging and collectivity.” (Gayle Letherby, Plymouth University, UK)

“In this splendid account of diverse young women’s varied experiences of first forming feminist identifications, we can find the full range of inspiration, tension and conflict that women’s politics creates within and across generations. In Becoming Feminist, Carly Guest has produced a vividly engrossing and important book for our times.” (Lynne Segal, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Becoming Feminist
Book Subtitle
Narratives and Memories
Authors
Series Title
Citizenship, Gender and Diversity
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53181-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53181-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53180-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 illustrations in colour
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