A Decolonial Feminism by Francoise Verges
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.
"This text was written from a particular position: from within the current struggle for total liberation, from a long commitment to anti-patriarchal, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist struggle, and a long engagement with feminist theory and practices…"
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.
Centering 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.
- Publisher : Pluto Press (April 20, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0745341128
- ISBN-13 : 978-0745341125
- Item Weight : 4.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.1 x 7.8 inches