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Reflections on Reading Spare Rib: Personal and Political

Quaid, Sheila (2017) Reflections on Reading Spare Rib: Personal and Political. In: Re-reading Spare Rib. Palgrave macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-49309-1

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Spare Rib became part of my developing feminist consciousness and its effect was considerable. Only in retrospect can I see the long-lasting relevance of this iconic publication to my teaching career and its impact on a personal worldview that is still unfolding. Spare Rib foregrounded empowerment of women, recognised tensions and published politically focussed debates. It neither carried the message that feminism is not a monolith nor located to any one group or location. Spare Rib set itself up as a dialogical space for women’s liberation with all its inherent power differences and became for me, a key monthly update on the living reality of feminist politics.

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Depositing User: Sheila Quaid


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ISBN: 978-3-319-49309-1
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 13:51
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 04:30