Furious Feminisms  


Furious Feminisms
October 21, 2020 | 82 pages
ISBN: 9781517909192

A provocative peek into this complicated film as a space for subversion, activism, and imaginative power While both fans and foes point to Mad Max: Fury Road's feminist credentials, Furious Feminisms asks: is there really anything feminist or radical happening on the screen? The four authors--from backgrounds in art history, American literature, disability studies, and sociology--ask what is possible, desirable, or damaging in theorizing feminism in the contested landscape of the twenty-first century. Can we find beauty in the Anthropocene? Can power be wrested from a violent system without employing and perpetuating violence? This experiment in collaborative criticism weaves multiple threads of dialogue together to offer a fresh perspective on our current cultural moment. Forerunners: Ideas First Short books of thought-in-process scholarship, where intense analysis, questioning, and speculation take the lead