Presentation Fever and Podium Affects

Gunaratnam, Yasmin. 2021. Presentation Fever and Podium Affects. Feminist Theory, 22(4), pp. 497-517. ISSN 1464-7001 [Article]

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In this article I flesh out and crip the bodily experience and institutional terrain of academic feminist presentations, so as to socialise the increasing privatising of experience in the neoliberal academy. As a means of staging feminism, presenting is a vital part of the academic habitus, yet it is an experience and practice that we rarely discuss openly. Without critical examination, the reproduction of power and claims to power in feminist events are mystified. My aim is to contribute to a collective conversation and reimagining of the ethics and politics of how we make feminism present and public.

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affect, bodies, events, habitus, presentation, race

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3 August 2020Accepted
8 November 2020Published Online
December 2021Published

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04 Aug 2020 10:39

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17 Dec 2021 13:45

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