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Introduction: Neoliberal definitions of a new sexual world and the revitalisation of gender studies

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dc.contributor.author Gray, Breda
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-05T10:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-05T10:13:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8027
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Feminism and gender studies are re-emerging as significant if fragmented forces in contemporary academic scholarship and bottom-up activism. Following the crises of definition and politics that marked the 1990s and early 2000s, questions of gender justice and equality are now gaining urgency in response to the ever more complex neoliberal capitalist and political appropriations of feminism and gay rights. Indeed, Angela McRobbie sees a triumphant neoliberal popular culture as organising and defining a new sexual world. The founding of Sibéal in 2006 as a network for postgraduate students working in the field of gender studies across disciplines is evidence of the revitalisation of gender studies scholarship and politics. Six years since its foundation, Sibéal continues to create networking opportunities for postgraduate students, run annual conferences, maintain an informative website and keep feminist and gender politics on the agenda. en_US
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;4(1), pp.1-5
dc.subject Sociology en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject gender studies en_US
dc.title Introduction: Neoliberal definitions of a new sexual world and the revitalisation of gender studies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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