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Once and Future Feminist

Feminist writers and scholars consider whether technology has made good on its promise to liberate women—sexually, biologically, economically, and politically.


Once and Future Feminist

From the breast pump to freezing women’s eggs, new technologies have long promised to “liberate” women, but the results are often uneven, freeing some women while worsening the oppression of others.

Once and Future Feminist explores the intersection of feminism and tech with guest editor Merve Emre, author of Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America. The collection explores the advantages and disadvantages technology offers feminism from all angles: sexual, biological, economic, and political.

In the age of Silicon Valley, these issues are more pressing than ever, and this collection pushes readers to consider not only whether emancipatory feminism is possible today, but also what it might look like.

Contributors include Cathy O’Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction), Anne Fausto-Sterling (Sexing the Body), Jack Halberstam (Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability), Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch), Sarah Sharma (In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics), and James Chappel (Catholic Modern).

Published by the Boston Review (July 2018).

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