Slutwalk couture: the politics of feminism lite

Kapur, Ratna (2015) Slutwalk couture: the politics of feminism lite. In: Feminism of discontent: global contestations. Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 9780199452941

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This chapter focuses on a central plank of feminist politics, i.e. the struggle for equality. It attempts to find answers to the following questions: In what ways have feminist pursuits brought about more equality in women's lives? Or has the struggle for equality produced more law and invited greater regulation into women's lives rather than transformation? Are there other ways in which to engage equality and the state? It points out that as feminism has gone mainstream, feminist discontent seems to have succumbed to respectability and the reward of inclusion. Feminism as a grand theory is probably over. However, feminism as an intellectual project needs critical reorientation. In ten chapters, the volume covers a wide range of issues from around the world: feminist engagement with law; feminism's engagement with sexuality and queer politics; the idea of freedom and equality in the neoliberal frame; postcolonial feminism, etc. Well-known feminist scholars such as Brenda Cossman, Ratna Kapur, Aziza Ahmed, Margaret Thornton, etc. come together from different Locations-India, US, Europe, Australia, and Canada-for this critical assessment and questioning of feminist theory and politics.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Slutwalk | Feminism
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Political Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 04:56
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 04:57
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