A Decolonial Feminism (Hardcover)

A Decolonial Feminism By Francoise Verges, Ashley J. Bohrer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Francoise Verges, Ashley J. Bohrer (Translated by)
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Description


For too long feminism has been co-opted by the forces they seek to dismantle. In this powerful manifesto, Francoise Verges argues that feminists should no longer be accomplices of capitalism, racism, colonialism and imperialism: it is time to fight the system that created the boss, built the prisons and polices women’s bodies. A Decolonial Feminism grapples with the central issues in feminist debates today: from Eurocentrism and whiteness, to power, inclusion and exclusion. Delving into feminist and anti-racist histories, Verges also assesses contemporary activism, movements and struggles, including #MeToo and the Women's Strike. Centring anticolonialism and anti-racism within an intersectional Marxist feminism, the book puts forward an urgent demand to free ourselves from the capitalist, imperialist forces that oppress us.

About the Author


Françoise Vergès is an activist and public educator. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of many books including A Decolonial Feminism and Wombs of Women.

Praise For…


'A vibrant and compelling framework for feminism in our times'
Judith Butler

'A powerful tool of social transformation'
Djamila Ribeiro, Brazilian human rights activist and author of 'Nos, Madelenas: uma palavra pelo feminism' (Fonte, 2012)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780745341101
ISBN-10: 0745341101
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English