Feminist Antifascism: Counterpublics of the Common (Paperback)
Feminism as the bulwark against fascism
In this exciting, innovative work, Polish feminist philosopher Ewa Majewska proposes a specifically feminist politics of antifascism. Mixing theoretical discussion with engaging reflections on personal experiences, Majewska proposes what she calls “counterpublics of the common” and “weak resistance,” offering an alternative to heroic forms of subjectivity produced by neoliberal capitalism and contemporary fascism.
About the Author
Ewa Majewska is a feminist philosopher of culture and an affiliated fellow at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) in Berlin, Germany. She was Adjunct Professor of Gender Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and has held positions as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria; and as a fellow at the ICI Berlin.
“Ewa Majewska’s lucid and revolutionary statement is absolutely salutary.”
—Sophie Lewis, author of Full Surrogacy Now
“One of Poland’s most radical and intellectually adventurous feminists … Like Rosa Luxemburg before her, Majewska embraces failure as inherent to historical change and insists that despair is a luxury we cannot afford.”
—Agata Lisiak, author of Urban Cultures in (Post)Colonial Central Europe
“Majewska brilliantly shows that forms which one might consider marginal are in fact at the centre of a necessary redefinition of democracy.”
—Catherine Malabou, author of The Future of Hegel
“A significant contribution to some of the most important debates of our time.”
—Helen Hester, author of Xenofeminism
“A central figure in Polish feminism.”
—Amia Srinivasan, New Yorker