Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745337500 Will Publish October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745337517 Will Publish October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Innocent Subjects

Feminism and Whiteness

Terese Jonsson

Innocent Subjects

Terese Jonsson

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745337500 Will Publish October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745337517 Will Publish October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
In a time of intensified global white supremacist and patriarchal violence, anti-racist feminist movements and analyses have never been more vital. Feminists of color are at the forefront of such struggles both in Britain and worldwide—but to what extent are white feminists by their side?     
            Tracing the story back fifty years, Teresa Jonsson shows how the deeply embedded racial structures of postwar Britain created racist attitudes visible in feminist movements such as the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s, even as racially diverse movements such as Black British Feminism were largely ignored and sidelined.
            In a cutting analysis, Jonsson discusses the impact of intersectional politics on contemporary white feminism and uncovers the complicit role of popular and academic liberal writers. By situating British feminism in its postcolonial and historical context, Innocent Subjects points out what is exclusionary and even two-faced about mainstream feminism today.
 
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