When: Thursday June 23, 2016, 4-6pm
Where: City University London in Room AG21 of the College Building
Please book your free place here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/feminism-and-neoliberalism-a-roundtable-event-tickets-25787158084
From the phenomenon around Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In to Polly Vernon’s Hot Feminist, and the recent embrace of feminism across popular media and celebrity culture, feminism – it would seem – is back in vogue. Yet, as critics have pointed out, such examples of ‘popular’ feminism are frequently paired with neoliberal discourses of personal choice and self-determination, paying less attention to structural inequalities and the need for collective action. Against this backdrop, there are increasing calls for a feminism dedicated to challenging neoliberal modes of thought.
Join renowned feminist academics and thinkers at this roundtable event as they explore some of the most pressing questions facing feminism today. What is the relationship between feminism and neoliberalism? Are we all neoliberal now? Is feminism becoming neoliberalized? Is there an ‘outside’ to neoliberalism? And how might feminism resist neoliberalism?
Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths)
Jo Littler (City University)
Kalpana Wilson (LSE)
Rosalind Gill (City University)
Sara Farris (Goldsmiths)
Shani Orgad (LSE)
Chair: Rachel Cohen.
The roundtable discussion will be followed by a reception. This event is free and open to all. For catering purposes, please do book a place via Eventbrite and be sure to cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.