Feminism and Futurity: Geographies of Resistance, Resilience and Reworking

Julie MacLeavy*, Maria Fannin, Wendy Larner

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This paper argues for moving away from a linear understanding of feminism which assumes that past feminism produces present and future feminism as a response to its previous waves. Instead, we argue for embracing the multiplicity and simultaneity of contemporary feminisms, taking inspiration from Elizabeth Grosz’s writings on futurity and Cindi Katz’s work on resistance, resilience and reworking. Drawing on Katz’s framing, we review three analytically distinct ways to conceptualise feminist politics and consider how feminist geographers are asking new questions of familiar domains, as well as finding gender formations and political possibilities in unexpected empirical sites.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Early online date12 Apr 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Apr 2021

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The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC Grant Reference: RES-451-26-0789).

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  • feminism
  • feminist geography
  • futurity
  • gender
  • politics
  • temporality

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