Beyond anti-welfarism and feminist social media mud-slinging: Jo Littler interviews Angela McRobbie

Littler, Jo and McRobbie, Angela. 2022. Beyond anti-welfarism and feminist social media mud-slinging: Jo Littler interviews Angela McRobbie. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 25(1), pp. 327-334. ISSN 1367-5494 [Article]

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In this wide-ranging interview, which took place in spring 2021, Angela McRobbie talks about her work in relation to social politics, the contemporary conjuncture, cultural studies, decolonisation and feminism. Beginning with a discussion on her experience of Covid, it contextualises these reflections through a discussion of anti-welfarism and the scapegoating of dependency, drawing from her new book Feminism and the Politics of Resilience. It moves on to discuss different forms and experiences of feminism: including the neoliberal Anglo-German academic context; the legacies of queer theory and radical feminism; the ‘mud-slinging’ of social media which ‘does not allow us the time and space to rehearse what is really going on’; the need to engage with social policy alongside cultural theory; and the ongoing intersectional work of rewriting the curriculum.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/13675494211036150

Keywords:

cultural studies, feminism, neoliberalism, resilience, welfare

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
21 August 2021Published Online
February 2022Published

Item ID:

30458

Date Deposited:

31 Aug 2021 08:41

Last Modified:

11 Feb 2022 11:34

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/30458

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