The Social Factory

the blog of King's CMCI PostGrad Society

Making Feminist Points – by Sara Ahmed


WomanTheory is a movement which challenges the gendered practices and politics of the academy through which women’s contributions to knowledge are elided, ignored or downplayed – from referencing to the choice of keynote speakers and membership of editorial boards .

Citational structures, practices and choices are central to this. In this first guest blog post, Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths)  explains why citation is deeply political. As she states, it is critical that we challenge these  ‘if we are to learn how not to reproduce what we inherit’.  Read this and go be a feminist killjoy !

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