Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought

October 31, 2020
Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought

A unique book, tracing forty years of anti-racistfeminist thoughtIn a moment of rising authoritarianism, climate crisis, and evermore exploitative forms of neoliberal capitalism, there is acompelling and urgent need for radical paradigms of thought andaction. Through interviews with key revolutionary scholars, Bhandarand Ziadah present a thorough discussion of how anti-racist,anti-capitalist feminisms are crucial to building effectivepolitical coalitions. Collectively, these interviews with leadingscholars including Angela Y. Davis, Silvia Federici, and manyothers, trace the ways in which black, indigenous, post-colonialand Marxian feminisms have created new ways of seeing, newtheoretical frameworks for analysing political problems, and newways of relating to one another. Focusing on migration,neo-imperial militarism, the state, the prison industrial complex,social reproduction and many other pressing themes, the range offeminisms traversed in this volume show how freedom requiresrevolutionary transformation in the organisation of the economy,social relations, political structures, and our psychic andsymbolic worlds.The interviews include Avtar Brah, Gail Lewis and Vron Ware onDiaspora, Migration and Empire. Himani Bannerji, Gary Kinsman,Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, and Silvia Federici on Colonialism,Capitalism, and Resistance. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Avery F. Gordonand Angela Y. Davis on Abolition Feminism.