Feminism: A Graphic Guide

Cathia Jenainati, illustrated by Judy Groves
AUD $24.99
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How feminism shapes the world.

Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive; we're starting to see women of all sizes in our magazines; and historic sexual abuse cases are making headlines and causing change. Do we still need feminism? What does it mean to be a feminist anyway?

In this unique, illustrated introduction, Cathia Jenainati and Judy Groves help us to explore these questions, on a tour of the history of conscious struggle against sexist oppression - from 16th-century challenges to the idea of women as weak and irrational to 19th- and 20th-century 'waves' of feminism and suffrage movements, to present-day conversations about MeToo, black feminism, and women's rights in the Middle East. Culture, critical theory and popular action combine to give us a picture of the challenges faced and victories secured in improving women's rights and changing attitudes towards gender.

As we'll see, there is no one, singular feminism, but Feminism: A Graphic Guide will help us to engage with the heated debates that still take place and the work still to be done.

Author bio:

Cathia Jenainati is Head of the School of Cross-Faculty Studies at the University of Warwick, and programme director for the BA Liberal Arts and BASc Global Sustainable Development.

Judy Groves is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated ten Introducing Graphic Guides, including: Aristotle, Political Philosophy, and Wittgenstein. Judy illustrated the first edition of this book, and many of her images feature in this edition.

Jem Milton is a non-binary comic artist and illustrator based in Glasgow. They make comics about love, queerness and polyamory. Jem provided illustrations for all the new and updated pages in this edition.

Category: Current Affairs & Politics
ISBN: 9781785784903
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: September 2019
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback
Subject: Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction

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