Gender and Religious Freedom under Secular Law

Earlier this month the city of Nice lifted its controversial burkini ban after a national court ruling in France. Even while human rights lawyers fight the cases which (in the case of the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet) according to France's Council of State "seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms", some politicians are adamantly in support of it. This... Continue Reading →

Gender, Violence and Indian Modernity

"The Feminist Review issue 112 is a welcome addition to the global discussion on gender-based violence from multidisciplinary perspectives", writes Asiya Islam, a PhD researcher exploring issues surrounding gender violence and Indian modernity in University of Cambridge. This brief post by her situates India on this map to consider how violence against women in India... Continue Reading →

Read Free FR Articles for #IWD2016

'All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.' The Feminist Review Collective is proud to present a selection of recent articles from Feminist Review addressing key issues in the fight for gender equality. Featuring a range of passionate, incisive feminist voices, the... Continue Reading →

ballad of the small-boned daughter

This is a commissioned poem by renowned poet Mona Arshi for Feminist Review, Issue 112. Mona Arshi was born in West London where she still lives. She worked as a human rights lawyer for a decade before she received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and won the inaugural Magma... Continue Reading →

‘Sunday Lunch’ by Radhika Kapur

We are pleased to provide a live reading of 'Sunday Lunch', from FR 112. Radhika Kapur works in advertising. She also writes fiction and scripts. As creative director, her work has won accolades at advertising festivals such as Cannes, One Show, Clio and Asia-Pacific Adfest. Her campaigns on social issues in India such as empowerment... Continue Reading →

Feminist Review Early Careers workshop: call for abstracts

Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. Feminist Review invites critical reflection on the relationship between materiality and representation, theory and practice, subjectivity and communities, contemporary and historical formations. The FR Collective is committed to exploring gender in its multiple forms and interrelationships. Feminist Review supports the generation of... Continue Reading →

Debility and Frailty – on whose terms?

Feminist Review Issue 111, themed 'Debility and Frailty' was published earlier this month. In this blogpost, Yasmin Gunaratnam draws out the key conceptual and theoretical ways in which this issue of the journal discusses disability and its intersectional living, cultural representation and geopolitics.  Our call for papers for the new Feminist Review themed issue on... Continue Reading →

Debility, disability and the human

Following the publication of the latest issue of Feminist Review 111 on 'Frailty and Debility', Dan Goodley and Rebecca Lawthom write a blogpost on the recent developments in the discourse in the field. They are optimistic about the potential of the notion of debility to provide a place where those of us failed by late capitalism can connect around... Continue Reading →

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