This Is Not A Feminism Textbook

Catherine Rottenberg


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This thought-provoking book is written by prominent feminist scholars from around the world. It is engaging and accessible, distilling the highest level of knowledge into fascinating but concise entries. This Is Not A Feminism Textbook offers a clear, straightforward overview of key feminist debates and concerns ranging from motherhood, home, work and family to media, technology, and medicine. 

This book is a must-read for everyone who is curious about the sex/gender distinction, and the relation between gender and other aspects of identity; and it tackles plenty more questions along the way. Are smart homes really smart? Will technology save the world? What does class have to do with feminism? And what does ‘intersectionality’ actually mean? 

The work of feminism to help create a more just and equal society is not yet done. This book provides a roadmap to inspire each and every reader to continue exploring, thinking about, discussing, and ‘doing’ feminism.

This is Not a Feminist Textbook is what every textbook ought to look like. In superbly bringing together crucial ways of understanding gender and sexual politics, it shows the shifting but ever necessary political and intellectual horizon of feminism. With smart visuals and handy examples, this book will revitalize feminist classrooms everywhere.

Srila Roy, Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg

What a marvelous, up to date, lively and engaged set of commentaries on all the key feminist issues of the day. This short book will be a key reader for students, teenagers, and others of all genders.

Angela McRobbie, Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths University of London

Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg is Professor in the Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works in the areas of feminist theory and feminist media studies, with a particular focus on neoliberal feminism and the politics of care.