Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Feminist Afterlives

Assemblage Memory in Activist Times

Authors: Chidgey, Red

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  • Provides a new set of analytical tools to explore the social and cultural afterlives of social movements and protest
  • Moves beyond a text-based focus on narratives and identities to analyse how circulations of protest pasts travel through discursive, material, embodied and affective states
  • Offers an insight into the methodologies needed to track activist and social movement memories across time and space, and to understand their complex entanglements and meanings
  • Brings together insights from memory studies, social movement studies, gender, heritage, and media and cultural studies scholarship to outline a vibrant new research agenda for activist memory studies
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This book interrogates why feminist memories matter. Feminist Afterlives explores how the images, ideas and feelings of past liberation struggles become freshly available and transmissible. In doing so, Red Chidgey examines how popular feminist memories travel as digital and material resources across protest, heritage, media, commercial and governmental sites, and in connection with the concerns and conditions of the present.  Central case studies track repeated invocations to militant suffragettes and the We Can Do It! post-feminist icon over time and space. Assembling interviews, archival research and ethnographic accounts with provocative examples drawn from postfeminist media culture, a UNESCO heritage bid, protest at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and activist remembrance in zines and blogs, this is a broad-ranging study of ‘restless’ feminist pasts – both real and imagined. Richly researched and argued, this volume offers an original framework of ‘assemblage memory’ and sets out a new research agenda for the intersections between everyday activism, protest, and memory practices.

About the authors

Red Chidgey is Lecturer in Gender and Media at King’s College London, UK. She is co-founder of the Protest Memory Research Network.

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“Feminist Afterlives skillfully draws together feminist media studies and memory studies to ask compelling questions about how feminist memories travel across mediated cultures. Drawing on impressive empirical research that took her to archives, zine fairs, and movie theatres, Chidgey re-centers feminist memories as crucial to contemporary feminisms, affirming their power to generate social action and reminding us of the complex histories that inform today’s gender politics.” (Jessalynn Keller, University of Calgary, Canada)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £47.99
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Hardcover £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98736-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Afterlives
Book Subtitle
Assemblage Memory in Activist Times
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98737-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98737-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98736-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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