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Issue 39-3

This issue of Feminist Studies presents an array of articles exploring political, economic, legal, and discursive forces in very different societies and times. The range of forces examined include neoliberalism in contemporary Brazil and in post-Soviet Cuba, laws regulating women’s speech in early twentieth-century Ireland, classical liberal Western influences on Egyptian street literature, and institutional narratives about women’s aggression in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia. Woven throughout are people’s innovative responses to forces that appear beyond their immediate control: from the highly politicized Brazilian feminist attempts to construct coalitions across widening class divides, to Cuban discourses of nostalgia as a means to reassert dearly held moral values, to Irish women’s use of “uncharitable” speech to assert themselves in the context of family and community conflict, to Martha Rosler’s striking vision of art in the interstices of everyday life. Our featured fiction and poetry grapple with problems related to racism, destructive relationships, and deteriorating health. This issue’s book review essay on posthumanism and race challenges us to rethink agency by incorporating nonhuman matter and animals, while also remaining vigilant against colonial conceptual frameworks.





Marilyn Booth
Islamic Politics, Street Literature, and John Stuart Mill: Composing Gendered Ideals in 1990s Egypt
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Cara Delay
“Uncharitable Tongues”: Women and Abusive Language in Early Twentieth-Century Ireland
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Rae Paris
Welcome to Healdsburg (Fiction)
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Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
Animal: New Directions in the Theorization of Race and Posthumanism (Review Essay)
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Karen Moss
Martha Rosler’s Photomontages and Garage Sales: Private and Public, Discursive and Dialogical
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Deborah Paredez
Auguste Arrives (Poetry)
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Elise Andaya
“Relationships and Money, Money and Relationships”: Anxieties around Partner Choice and Changing Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba
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Loretta Oleck
The Five People (Poetry)
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Nathalie Lebon
Taming or Unleashing the Monster of Coalition Work: Professionalization and the Consolidation of Popular Feminism in Brazil
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Jennifer Schwartz
A “New” Female Offender or Increasing Social Control of Women’s Behavior? Cross-National Evidence
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Cover Art

Front cover art featured in the center: Martha Rosler, The Gray Drape (2008) from House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, New Series. Courtesy of the artist.

Back cover: Martha Rosler, Meta-Monumental Garage Sale (2012). Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph © Werner Kaligofsky. Courtesy of the artist.


All Art: Martha Rosler. All images courtesy of the artist.

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