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XENOFEMINISM

HESTER, HELEN

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DetailsPOLITY PRESS
2018
169 Pages
Format: Rústica
ISBN: 9781509520633
Language: INGLÉSCategory: Gender | Queers Studies
DescriptionIn an era of accelerating technology and increasing complexity, how should we reimagine the emancipatory potential of feminism? How should gender politics be reconfigured in a world being transformed by automation, globalization and the digital revolution? These q uestions are addressed in this bold new book by Helen Hester, a founding member of the 'Laboria Cuboniks' collective that developed the acclaimed manifesto 'Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation'. Hester develops a three-part definition of xenofeminism grounded in the ideas of technomaterialism, anti-naturalism, and gender abolitionism. She elaborates these ideas in relation to assistive rep roductive technologies and interrogates the relationship between reproduction and futurity, while steering clear of a problematic an ti-natalism. Finally, she examines what xenofeminist technologies might look like in practice, using the history of one specific dev ice to argue for a future-oriented gender politics that can facilitate alternative models of reproduction. Challenging and iconoclas tic, this visionary book is the essential guide to one of the most exciting intellectual trends in contemporary feminism.Review: Thi s is without doubt one of the most exciting texts I have read for quite some time. Lucid, well-grounded and brilliantly original, th is short book is a breath of fresh air. Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University Helen Hester has her eyes set firmly on the future... its impact will be far reaching. DIVA MagazineContents: Contents Introduction 1. What is Xenofeminism? 2. Xenofeminist Fut urities 3. Xenofeminist Technologies Conclusion: Xeno-Reproduction Endnotes Works Cited

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