Feminism and gender



Publication Details

Clarsen, G. W. (2013). Feminism and gender. In P. Adey, D. Bissell, K. Hannam, P. Merriman and M. Sheller (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities (pp. 94-102). London: Routledge.

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ISBN: 9780415667715


Feminist aspirations have been frequently articulated through the meanings, pleasures and potentialities of mobility. The very term ‘feminist movement’ suggests a valorisation of motion. The Enlightenment values of dynamism, progress, freedom and the escape from the confinement of irrational traditions have provided powerful motivating stories for many progressive collectivities across generations. For feminists, however, images of the transgressive movement of women beyond the limited spaces ascribed to femininity, often expressed in terms such as ‘expanding women’s horizons’, have been especially pervasive and powerful.

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