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Notes from a Feminist Killjoy : Essays on Everyday Life - by Erin Wunker (Hardcover)

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Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Finalist for the Atlantic Book Awards 2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the 2017 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing. Winner of the 2017 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award. Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept "feminist killjoy"), Wunker brings memoir, theory, literary criticism, pop culture, and feminist thinking together in this collection of essays that take up Ahmed's project as a multi-faceted lens through which to read the world from a feminist point of view.

Neither totemic nor complete, the non-fiction essays that make up NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE attempt to think publicly about why we need feminism, and especially why we need the figure of the feminist killjoy, now. From the complicated practices of being a mother and a feminist, to building friendship amongst women as a community-building and sustaining project, to writing that addresses ****** culture from the Canadian context and beyond, NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE invites the reader into a conversation about gender, feminism, and living in our inequitable world.

"If a feminist killjoy was to keep a notebook, scrawl down her thoughts and feelings as they come up, record her memories, her readings, and leave traces of herself as she is intertwined with others, then you might end up with a book rather like this one. Erin Wunker's NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE takes up the figure of the feminist killjoy as a site of political potential, and as a life method, a way of handling situations that are difficult and demanding: from becoming a mother, living in a gendered body, to dealing with ****** culture. This book offers a powerful plea for a feminism that is willing to kill any joy that derives from inequality and injustice. All feminist killjoys will want this book on their shelves!"—Sara Ahmed

"In our political and politicized world, it's sometimes easy to downplay everyday experiences as simply that: everyday, the norm, what's expected. But then along comes a book like Erin Wunker's NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE to remind us that everyday experiences—women's shared experiences—matter. I am connected to other women because of events shared in this book—the killings at Pulse nightclub, the Ghomeshi trial, the community of #BeenRapedNeverReported— and I feel more connected to them having read Wunker's analysis and brilliant consideration of what they mean. I'm grateful for this smart and irreverent book, which so clearly and unapologetically says all the things I've been feeling but haven't been able to articulate."—Megan Leslie

"As plucky and resourceful as the heroines of her favorite novels, Erin Wunker once thought she didn't need feminism. She didn't want feminism, because who wants to be a bra-burner or ma
Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Litdistco
Author: Erin Wunker
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2016
TCIN: 52041568
UPC: 9781771662567
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2616
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