Jo LittlerMay 1, 2023
Conversations on the Personal and Political
Lawrence Wishart 2023
What is the history and future of feminism? In Left Feminisms: Conversations on the Personal and Political (Lawrence Wishart, 2023), Jo Littler, Professor of Social Analysis and Cultural Politics at City, University of London, collects almost a decade of interviews with key thinkers in contemporary feminism. United by a shared left feminist perspective, interviewees including Nancy Fraser, Akwugo Emejulu, Sheila Rowbotham, Hilary Wainwright, Wendy Brown and Angela McRobbie, reflect on their work and thought in conversations that cover politics and praxis as much as theoretical interventions and academic work. The book also engages with earlier career feminists, such as Finn Mackay and Sophia Siddiqui, alongside those focused on feminism in the global south, such as Veronica Gago. Showing the breadth of left feminism, as well as the themes and ideas that unite a genuinely diverse range of interviewees, the book is essential reading across arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as for anyone interested in the key issue of gender in contemporary society.
Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Sheffield.