Skip to content

What Makes a (Third) Wave? How and why the third-wave narrative works for contemporary feminists

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

What Makes a (Third) Wave? How and why the third-wave narrative works for contemporary feminists. / Evans, Elizabeth .

In: International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 18, No. 3, 02.07.2015, p. 409-428.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Evans, Elizabeth . / What Makes a (Third) Wave? How and why the third-wave narrative works for contemporary feminists. In: International Feminist Journal of Politics. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 409-428.

Bibtex

@article{7fb16f9555564a3fb3c0178a0cf69671,
title = "What Makes a (Third) Wave?: How and why the third-wave narrative works for contemporary feminists",
abstract = "The wave narrative has come to frame academic and popular discussions of western feminist activism. Yet there are overlapping and contradictory ways of interpreting “third-wave feminism,” which has resulted in much confusion surrounding its use and relevancy within western feminist praxis. Hence the need for a greater understanding of the term “third-wave feminism.” This article sets out a framework for understanding third-wave feminism, highlighting the importance of political context. The article, drawing upon interview data generated with activists in the USA and the UK, argues that while chronology is the most prevalent way in which feminist activists interpret third-wave feminism, many also cite age and intersectionality as indicators of third-wave feminism. Moreover, differing interpretations influence the extent to which it is seen as a positive development. While third-wave feminism is more developed in the USA, many within the UK recognize and use the term.",
keywords = "third-wave feminism, intersectionality, US feminism, UK feminism",
author = "Elizabeth Evans",
year = "2015",
month = "7",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/14616742.2015.1027627",
language = "English",
volume = "18",
pages = "409--428",
journal = "International Feminist Journal of Politics",
issn = "1461-6742",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis Group",
number = "3",

}

RIS - suitable for import to EndNote

TY - JOUR

T1 - What Makes a (Third) Wave?

T2 - How and why the third-wave narrative works for contemporary feminists

AU - Evans, Elizabeth

PY - 2015/7/2

Y1 - 2015/7/2

N2 - The wave narrative has come to frame academic and popular discussions of western feminist activism. Yet there are overlapping and contradictory ways of interpreting “third-wave feminism,” which has resulted in much confusion surrounding its use and relevancy within western feminist praxis. Hence the need for a greater understanding of the term “third-wave feminism.” This article sets out a framework for understanding third-wave feminism, highlighting the importance of political context. The article, drawing upon interview data generated with activists in the USA and the UK, argues that while chronology is the most prevalent way in which feminist activists interpret third-wave feminism, many also cite age and intersectionality as indicators of third-wave feminism. Moreover, differing interpretations influence the extent to which it is seen as a positive development. While third-wave feminism is more developed in the USA, many within the UK recognize and use the term.

AB - The wave narrative has come to frame academic and popular discussions of western feminist activism. Yet there are overlapping and contradictory ways of interpreting “third-wave feminism,” which has resulted in much confusion surrounding its use and relevancy within western feminist praxis. Hence the need for a greater understanding of the term “third-wave feminism.” This article sets out a framework for understanding third-wave feminism, highlighting the importance of political context. The article, drawing upon interview data generated with activists in the USA and the UK, argues that while chronology is the most prevalent way in which feminist activists interpret third-wave feminism, many also cite age and intersectionality as indicators of third-wave feminism. Moreover, differing interpretations influence the extent to which it is seen as a positive development. While third-wave feminism is more developed in the USA, many within the UK recognize and use the term.

KW - third-wave feminism

KW - intersectionality

KW - US feminism

KW - UK feminism

U2 - 10.1080/14616742.2015.1027627

DO - 10.1080/14616742.2015.1027627

M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 409

EP - 428

JO - International Feminist Journal of Politics

JF - International Feminist Journal of Politics

SN - 1461-6742

IS - 3

ER -