Critical Poetics of Feminist Refusals
Voicing Dissent Across Differences

Critical Poetics of Feminist Refusals renders a vivid portrait of the intergenerational and intersectional dialogue between influential feminist writers on how to say no to the conditions of oppression, exclusion, and exploitation imposed by patriarchal and systemically racist capitalist societies. The book provides today’s readers and writers access to the powerful inventory of concepts and techniques that two generations of feminists have assembled for refusing domination and constituting fugitive forms of sociability and writing. Drawing on examples from feminist thinkers, Audre Lorde, Carla Lonzi, Hélène Cixous, Hortense Spillers, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Anne Boyer and Simone White, the book focuses on how the power dynamics of recognition tie the uses of language to the material conditions of discrimination in everyday life.

Author: Federica Bueti

1st Edition
First Published: 2022
eBook Published: 11 August 2022
Pub. Location: New York
Imprint: Routledge
Pages: 176
eBook ISBN: 9781003261162

Subjects: Language & Literature, Social Sciences