The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory

Publishing Date:2019
Details:Softcover, 17 x 25 cm, 528 Pages

The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory is the most comprehensive available survey of the state of the art of contemporary feminist thought. 

With chapters written by world-leading scholars from a range of disciplines, the book explores the latest thinking on key topics in current feminist discourse, including:

· Feminist subjectivity – from identity, difference, and intersectionality to affect, sex and the body
· Feminist texts – writing, reading, genre and critique
· Feminism and the world – from power, trauma and value to technology, migration and community

Including insights from literary and cultural studies, philosophy, political science and sociology, The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory is an essential overview of current feminist thinking and future directions for scholarship, debate and activism.

Effie Yiannopoulou, Chaper 30: Migration, P 426-428:

"...Boukal, however, does more than expose the power dynamics-and indirectly engage the histories of cultural and social determination-thar control who can move and how. She brings into focus the relational character of mobilities in all their material manifestations. Countering dominant public discourses that stage migration as a threat inherently from the "outside," Boukal's work proposes a framework that identifies a relationship of interdependence connecting privileged and marginal mobilities. Encoded here through their representation as ruins, the synecdochic signs of migration encircle what is represented as a "fenced in" system of Western cultural and economic hegemony, rupturing its borders partly by means of resignifying its spaces. The same beaches that act as holiday resorts for the affluent Westerners are identified as sites of dispossession, death, and burial when their postcard-type photographs are strategically placed among the visual traces of missing migrant bodies. Migrant ruination is shown thus to haunt Europe with a vision of its own finitude and constructedness, suggesting that, as an idea and an institution, "it hasn't always been there" and "it will not always be there, it is finite" (Derrida 44). At once, it also confronts the West with the very precariousness that is lodged, even if foreclosed, at the heart of its self-perceprion and which migration itself embodies-roigrancy posited here, in all its unpredictability, as a constituent element in Western ontological structures and histories..."