The Feminist Killjoy Handbook

Author:   Sara Ahmed
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9780241619537


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   02 March 2023
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Sara Ahmed
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Dimensions:   Width: 14.40cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 22.20cm
Weight:   0.453kg
ISBN:  

9780241619537


ISBN 10:   024161953
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   02 March 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  General ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Sara Ahmed's work has been such a joy for me. It brings theory back into play in a way that is conceptually patient, imaginative, and urgent. That combination of patience and urgency is difficult to find -- Judith Butler Sara Ahmed always has her finger on the pulse of the times -- Angela Y Davis An incredible queer theorist ... The compelling way in which Ahmed uses metaphors to describe structural inequalities evidently strikes a chord with people, from the vandal , to, most famously, the 'feminist killjoy'. The figure of the 'feminist killjoy' takes a fundamental role in everything Ahmed does; wilful in her disruption of problematic narratives and taking up space unapologetically -- Sana Ali * Varsity * Sara Ahmed is an increasingly cited source in how to navigate abuses of power and change working conditions ... and in how to navigate the realities of what happens after people speak up and speak out. Her approach to feminist theory and institutional critique is pragmatic, with books such as Living a Feminist Life (2017) or her longstanding blog feministkilljoys providing detailed studies of how rhetorics of 'equality' and 'diversity' get dragged through intimate and bureaucratic tangles * ArtReview *


Sara Ahmed's Feminist Killjoy Handbook is not only a dazzling analysis of the workings of sexism, but a balm for the soul. Ahmed's insight that being a feminist is being a killjoy is as consoling as it is revelatory. It makes sense of the bad atmosphere, the uncomfortable feelings that swirl around feminism; it gives you ballast in the storm. Read it. Give it to everyone. It will teach you how to survive and how to transform the world -- Hannah Dawson Sara Ahmed's work has been such a joy . . . It brings theory back into play in a way that is conceptually patient, imaginative, and urgent. That combination of patience and urgency is difficult to find -- Judith Butler Sara Ahmed always has her finger on the pulse of the times -- Angela Y Davis The iconic feminist Killjoy Sara Ahmed rides her horse, stands her ground, speaks her truth in this mighty little book. Her powerful words blaze a trail of tough love honed-in the saddle of real life. Armed with the gift of her wisdom, a new generation of Black and brown Killjoys will have the weapons to outwit the tyranny of white supremacist heteropatriarchy - subverting its machinations to define our minds and bodies with our collective Killjoy voice -- Heidi Safia Mirza * author of YOUNG, FEMALE AND BLACK * An incredible queer theorist . . . The compelling way in which Ahmed uses metaphors to describe structural inequalities evidently strikes a chord with people, from the vandal , to, most famously, the 'feminist killjoy'. The figure of the 'feminist killjoy' takes a fundamental role in everything Ahmed does; wilful in her disruption of problematic narratives and taking up space unapologetically -- Sana Ali * Varsity * Sara Ahmed is an increasingly cited source in how to navigate abuses of power and change working conditions . . . and in how to navigate the realities of what happens after people speak up and speak out. Her approach to feminist theory and institutional critique is pragmatic, with books such as Living a Feminist Life (2017) or her longstanding blog feministkilljoys providing detailed studies of how rhetorics of 'equality' and 'diversity' get dragged through intimate and bureaucratic tangles * ArtReview *


Sara Ahmed's work has been such a joy for me. It brings theory back into play in a way that is conceptually patient, imaginative, and urgent. That combination of patience and urgency is difficult to find -- Judith Butler An incredible queer theorist ... The compelling way in which Ahmed uses metaphors to describe structural inequalities evidently strikes a chord with people, from the vandal , to, most famously, the 'feminist killjoy'. The figure of the 'feminist killjoy' takes a fundamental role in everything Ahmed does; wilful in her disruption of problematic narratives and taking up space unapologetically -- Sana Ali * Varsity * Sara Ahmed is an increasingly cited source in how to navigate abuses of power and change working conditions ... and in how to navigate the realities of what happens after people speak up and speak out. Her approach to feminist theory and institutional critique is pragmatic, with books such as Living a Feminist Life (2017) or her longstanding blog feministkilljoys providing detailed studies of how rhetorics of 'equality' and 'diversity' get dragged through intimate and bureaucratic tangles * ArtReview * Sara Ahmed always has her finger on the pulse of the times -- Angela Y Davis


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Sara Ahmed is an independent feminist scholar of colour. She worked as a feminist academic for over twenty years before she resigned in protest at the failure of her university to deal with the problem of sexual harassment. She has published ten books, including LIVING A FEMINIST LIFE, described by Bitch as 'not just an instant classic but an essential read for intersectional feminists'.

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