Special Issue: Affecting Feminism: Questions of Feeling in Feminist Theory

Pedwell, Carolyn and Whitehead, Anne, eds. (2012) Special Issue: Affecting Feminism: Questions of Feeling in Feminist Theory. Feminist Theory, 13 (2). pp. 115-241. ISSN 1464-7001. E-ISSN 1741-2773. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700112442635) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This special issue engages with the relationship between feminist theory and ‘the affective turn’. Through their analyses of a range of affective states, spheres and sites, the authors in this volume pose critical questions regarding feminist theoretical engagements with affect, emotion and feeling.1 They ask whether it is necessarily a positive move to put affect theory and feminist theory together, or whether there are inherent risks, for example of depoliticisation, or of an over-privileging of the individual; whether feminist theorists have made, or can make, distinctive contributions to conceptualising affect; and what particular insights feminist theory can bring to bear. In different ways, the authors featured here consider how we can understand the complex implications of the turn to affect in and for feminist theory, and how we might examine its potentialities for theoretical, political and social transformation.

Item Type: Edited Journal
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1236 Gender Politics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Carolyn Pedwell
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 10:45 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 11:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42903 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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