Senior Seminar 2017 Book Club

Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed

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“For whom is your feminism? How do we occupy space, in higher education? How can we de-colonize the mind? Who is producing knowledge and how is it being produced?” – SR

Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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“the first time I thought of you, you were swimming, towards you, through me. first time i thought i was drowning in a world that needed you in it or it would disappear. first time i knew you existed the rest of the history of the world popped like a bubble unready and my body wanted only future, only you. the first time i felt you move we were deep underwater under something built to keep us under and i couldn’t see anything but I understood there was something above everything. above everything despite everything I would find fresh air and breathe again. above everything despite everything I would free you. my best idea yet” (Gumbs 2016, 13). -SR

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, Sarah Schulman

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“I suggest that we have a better chance at interrupting unnecessary pain if we articulate our shared responsibility in creating alternatives” (Schulman 2016, Kindle Locations 191-194). – SR

 

Women Who Make a Fuss: The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf, Isabelle Stengers & Vinciane Despret

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“Women who did enter institutions of knowledge production, ‘refused to separate their pursuit of knowledge from the question of who produces this knowledge and how it is produced’ (Stengers & Despret 2014, 29).” -SR

Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittany Cooper, Susana M Morris & Robin M. Boylorn

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“The goal is not and was never to be a homogenous group of feminists with identical views and values. We don’t all think alike, do feminism alike, get crunk alike, or approach this work alike” (Cooper, Morris & Boylorn 2016, Kindle Locations 327-329) – SR

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, Jessa Crispin

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“Author, Jessa Crispin, challenges the ‘status quo,’ monotonous route modern day feminism has taken to, writing feminism has ‘become entirely pointless’ (Intro).” – SR

 

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