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Considering Emma Goldman

Feminist Political Ambivalence and the Imaginative Archive

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In Considering Emma Goldman Clare Hemmings examines the significance of the anarchist activist and thinker for contemporary feminist politics. Rather than attempting to resolve the tensions and problems that Goldman's thinking about race, gender, and sexuality pose for feminist thought, Hemmings embraces them, finding them to be helpful in formulating a new queer feminist praxis. Mining three overlapping archives-Goldman's own writings, her historical and theoretical legacy, and an imaginative archive that responds creatively to gaps in those archives -Hemmings shows how serious engagement with Goldman's political ambivalences opens up larger questions surrounding feminist historiography, affect, fantasy, and knowledge production. Moreover, she explores her personal affinity for Goldman to illuminate the role that affective investment plays in shaping feminist storytelling. By considering Goldman in all her contradictions and complexity, Hemmings presents a queer feminist response to the ambivalences that also saturate contemporary queer feminist race theories.

Product code: 9780822370031

ISBN 9780822370031
Dimensions H229xW152
Series Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
No. of pages 304
Publisher Duke University Press
Clare Hemmings examines the significance of the anarchist activist and thinker Emma Goldman for contemporary feminist politics, showing how the contradictory and ambivalent aspects of Goldman's thought for feminism can be used to open new avenues for theorizing gender, sexuality, and race.