For a Revival of Feminist Consciousness Raising: Horizontal Transformation of Epistemologies and Transgression of Neoliberal TimeSpace

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Firth, R. 2016. For a Revival of Feminist Consciousness Raising: Horizontal Transformation of Epistemologies and Transgression of Neoliberal TimeSpace. Gender and Education. 28 (3), pp. 343-358.
AuthorsFirth, R.
Abstract

This paper looks back on the methodology and experience of feminist consciousness-raising
(CR) in the 1970s, in relation to the current re-emergence of feminism. It constructs an
argument that a new wave of CR is desirable so as to construct new forms of feminist
pedagogy and activism. The paper will argue that contemporary feminism in the UK and US
would benefit from this kind of methodology, through which a standpoint is constructed. The
core of the paper is an analysis of how CR works as an affective and social process. Drawing
on academic studies and participant accounts, the paper reconstructs the mechanisms through
which participants' subjectivities and narratives are expressed and transformed. It suggests
that these mechanisms express different non-homogeneous temporalities. The paper invites
feminist pedagogy to get back to the base level of experience and unfold new theories and
strategies to address the current context.

JournalGender and Education
Journal citation28 (3), pp. 343-358
ISSN0954-0253
Year2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/09540253.2016.1166182
Publication dates
Online04 Apr 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Mar 2016
Accepted11 Mar 2016
Accepted11 Mar 2016
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Gender and Education on 04.04.16, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09540253.2016.1166182
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