Review of Shell Shocked; Feminist Criticism after Trump by Bonnie Honig

Shell Shocked; Feminist Criticism after Trump by Bonnie Honig Review by Charlotte Mears Bonnie Honig’s Shell Shocked is an act of political protest. From the opening sentences in which she explains the difference between feminist theory and feminist criticism, it is clear that Honig intends this work to be a scathing observational critique of the Trump era. Shell…

Review of Dear Science and Other Storie by Katherine McKittrick

Katherine McKittrick, Dear Science and Other Stories. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021. 240 pages. ISBN: 9781478011040. ÂŁ18.99. Paperback. Reviewed by Lena WĂĄnggren. Dear Science and Other Stories by Katherine McKittrick is a one-of-a-kind, theoretical-practical-creative work that promises to intrigue, inspire, and question the reader, urging them toward new relational ways of thinking and living. It is a…

Review of Women Thriving in Academia by Marian Mahat

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Mahat, Marian (Ed). Women Thriving in Academia (2021) Bingley: Emerald  ISBN 978-1-83982-229-2  Claire Sedgwick, University of Derby  Women Thriving in Academia, edited by Marian Mahat, offers a collection of reflections on the state of academia for women, as well as a discussion of the various strategies women in academia can employ to succeed. As part of a…

Review of Gender Theory in Troubled Times by Kathleen Lennon and Rachel Alsop

Kathleen Lennon and Rachel Alsop (2020) Gender Theory in Troubled Times, Cambridge: Polity Press What was intended to become a second edition of their book Theorizing Gender (2002), Gender Theory in Troubled Times overwhelmingly exceeds Lennon and Alsop’s initial ambition. The result is a bold new work which, whilst revisiting many of the same concerns covered in Theorizing Gender, does so…

Review of Me Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism by Alison Phipps

Over the past decade, feminism has been increasingly visible in popular culture. Key political events such as the election of Donald Trump in 2020 and the widespread protests that followed have prompted a groundswell of interest in feminism. Despite this new enthusiasm, the central argument of Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism is that mainstream…

Review of The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection by Holly Lewis

As the title suggests, Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody falls squarely within an interdisciplinary move. Contrarily though, her book eschews that politics of intersectionality which is centred on the model of individuals criss-crossed by different oppressions. Instead, she bridges the distance between Marxism, Feminism and Queer theory to expand on the politics of a…

Review of Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda by Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel

Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda, by Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel Review by Saide Mobayed The image on the cover of Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-genocide Rwanda depicts a cubist style grey woman carrying over her head what can be interpreted as a coffin with four skulls: the burden of being genocide victims. They represent hate,…

Review of Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement, edited by Karin Sellberg, Lena WĂĄnggren and Kamillea Aghtan

Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement, edited by Karin Sellberg, Lena WĂĄnggren and Kamillea Aghtan Review by Veronika Schuchter For Rosi Braidotti the “cartography is not the moment of movement [but] the moment of stillness” and functions as a navigational as well as dialogical tool and, most importantly, cartographies need to be exchanged.[1] This edited collection…

Review of Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation by Charlotte Mathieson

Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation by Charlotte Mathieson Review by Lena WĂĄnggren For those of us who enjoyed Charlotte Mathieson’s chapter in the recent collection Transport in British Fiction: Technologies of Movement, 1840-1940 (2015, ed. Adrienne Gavin & Andrew Humphries), her full-length monograph Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation comes as…

Review of Women Workers and the Trade Unions (New Revised Edition) by Sarah Boston

Women Workers and the Trade Unions: New Revised Edition By Sarah Boston This updated edition of Sarah Boston’s classic study of British trade unionism offers a detailed account of cis women’s role in labour history. Divided into fourteen chronologically organized chapters, taking us from 1874 through to 2010, it manages to cover a huge amount…