The Future of Feminism

Event Date: 6 June 2013
Room B34, Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents:

The Future of Feminism

A discussion with Nancy Fraser, Lynne Segal and Nina Power
Chaired by Sasha Roseneil

Nancy Fraser’s major new book Fortunes of Feminism traces the feminist movement’s evolution since the1970s and anticipates a new – radical and revitalized – phase of feminist thought and action.

Join Nancy Fraser, Lynne Segal and Nina Power as they discuss the future of feminism – what has already been and gone, the challenges that we face going forward, as well as the need for a reinvigorated feminist radicalism able to take us into the next phase and, in particular, address the current global economic crisis.

Nancy Fraser is Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research, Einstein Fellow of the city of Berlin, and holder of the “Global Justice” Chair at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. Her books include Redistribution or Recognition; Adding Insult to Injury; Scales of Justice; Justice Interruptus; and Unruly Practices.

Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. Her books include Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men; and Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure. She co-wrote Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism with Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright.

Nina Power is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University and the author of One-Dimensional Woman.

Sasha Roseneil is Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, and Professor of Sociology and Social Theory in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She is also Professor II in the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. Her recent books include Beyond Citizenship? Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging, and Social Research after the Cultural Turn (edited with Stephen Frosh) and Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: women’s movements, gender and diversity (edited with Beatrice Halsaa and Sevil Sumer).

Introduction by Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck).

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