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Editorial Reviews


"Fans of bell hooks and Audre Lorde will find Ahmed's frequent homages and references familiar and assuring in a work that goes far beyond Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, capturing the intersection so critical in modern feminism."
-- Abby Hargreaves ― Library Journal Published On: 2017-01-01

"Living a Feminist Life is a work of embodied political theory that defies the conventions of feminist memoir and self-help alike. . . . Living a Feminist Life makes visible the continuous work of feminism, whether it takes place on the streets, in the home, or in the office. Playful yet methodical, the book tries to construct a living feminism that is neither essentialist nor universalist."
-- Melissa Gira Grant ― Bookforum Published On: 2017-02-01

"Living a Feminist Life is perhaps the most accessible and important of Ahmed’s works to date. . . . [A] quite dazzlingly lively, angry and urgent call to arms. . . In short, everybody should read Ahmed’s book precisely because not everybody will."
-- Emma Rees ― Times Higher Education Published On: 2017-02-16

"Beautifully written and persuasively argued, Living a Feminist Life is not just an instant classic, but an essential read for inter­sectional feminists."
-- Ann A. Hamilton ― Bitch Published On: 2017-03-01

"This book is about a wriggling out, a speaking out. And it teaches me to write, to think, like this — word twists word, and body to thought. Because for Ahmed, words make worlds and her book — the first after she left academia in feminist revolt — is full of bluesy world-play."
-- Caren Beilin ― Full Stop Published On: 2017-02-28

"Living a Feminist Life is the perfect introduction to Ahmed’s academic work, if a general reader is unfamiliar with her. . . . For me, her lack of despair is the book’s strongest point. Ahmed’s work is as cutting and critical as it is joyful. There is a distinct hope and optimism for the future of diversity work – but still a demand for better."
-- Evelyn Deshane ― The F-Word Published On: 2017-03-19

"Undeniably, Ahmed’s book is a highly crafted work, both scholarly and lyrically, that builds upon itself and delivers concrete, adaptable conclusions; it is a gorgeous argument, crackling with kind wit and an invitation to the community of feminist killjoys."
-- Theodosia Henney ― Lambda Literary Review Published On: 2017-04-19

"Ahmed gifts us words that we may have difficulty finding for ourselves.... [R]eading her book provides a tentative vision for a feminist ethics for radical politics that is applicable far beyond what is traditionally considered the domain of feminism."
-- Mahvish Ahmad ― The New Inquiry Published On: 2017-05-15

"Anyone at odds with this world—and we all ought to be—owes it to themselves, and to the goal of a better tomorrow, to read this book."
-- Mariam Rahmani ― Los Angeles Review of Books Published On: 2017-06-06

"Living a Feminist Life offers something halfway between the immediacy and punch of the blog and the multi-layered considerations of a scholarly essay; the result is one of the most politically engaged, complex and personal books on gender politics we have seen in a while."
-- Bidisha ― TLS Published On: 2017-06-14


"I read Living a Feminist Life with a deep sense of recognition. This is a book that feminists will find illuminating—acutely painful at times, but mostly profoundly insightful. Written in Sara Ahmed’s trademark evocative style whereby concepts, experiences, words, ideas, structures, and bodies are examined thoroughly from all possible angles, the book documents what it means to understand and lay claim to living everyday life as a feminist. Analytic gems like 'sweaty concepts' and 'feminist killjoy' are peppered throughout, causing the reader to pause and reflect—stopping us in our tracks, making the act of reading a 'sensational' one, thus enacting theory in the flesh. A beautifully written, smartly provocative book that belongs on our shelves, in our classrooms, and in our daughters’ hands."
-- Chandra Talpade Mohanty, author of ― Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity

Product details

  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books; Illustrated edition (February 3, 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0822363194
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0822363194
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.78 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 138 ratings

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