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    Would the world really be a better place with women in charge? A literary analysis of Naomi Alderman’s The Power

Would the world really be a better place with women in charge? A literary analysis of Naomi Alderman’s The Power

by Ida Aaskov Dolmer

The relationship between gender and power is without a doubt a touchy and highly debated subject. In current times, despite decades of feminist fighting, men still hold and wield most political and social power. Because of the perceived rigidity of gender identities and gender roles, it is difficult to imagine a world where these power relations […]

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    Taking Feminist Ambivalence into Account: A Review of “Considering Emma Goldman”

Taking Feminist Ambivalence into Account: A Review of “Considering Emma Goldman”

by Nour Almazidi

As one of Clare Hemmings’ students, I was very excited to pick up her newly released book after the LSE seminar she gave on Considering Emma Goldman (2018) and how to embrace, theorise and attend to ambivalence as a political and affective reality. This is a rich and meaningful book, both in its methodological approaches and interventions in contemporary feminist and queer […]

Book review: Handbook on Gender and War

Towards a gender-sensitive analysis of war and its aftermath

by Jennifer Philippa Eggert

What role does gender play in war and post-war societies? Does war impact men and women in the same way? How are gender roles and images reproduced and represented during times of war and violent conflict? Despite thirty years of scholarship on gender and war, and an increasing […]

September 14th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|2 Comments|

Alasia Nuti Reviews Birgit Schippers’ Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Alasia Nuti, an MSc student at the Gender Institute, reviews Birgit Schipper’s new book on Julia Kristeva and feminist philosophy. Ultimately, the most valuable part of the Schipper’s book is that it does what feminism does best: applying ideas in unexplored and unconventional contexts and being original in its dismantlement of reality.   “O Kristeva, Kristeva, wherefore art thou not feminist?” […]

January 31st, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

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