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Majewska, E. (2021). Feminist Antifascism: Counterpublics of the Common. London: Verso Books. Review by Jonas Vanderschueren

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  • Jonas Vanderschueren

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‘If there is an eight-year-old girl somewhere who is desperately willing to kick some patriarchal, neo-Nazi ass. This book was written for her.’ (Majewska, 2021, p. 30). This dedication is an excellent summary of the stated aim of Polish feminist philosopher Ewa Majewska’s book Feminist Antifascism: Counterpublics of the Common. It sets out to theoretically ground a series of activist tactics and strategies that have emerged in the face of creeping authoritarianism and the rise of the fascist alt-right movement in the 2010s and 2020s. The book tries to counterpose to this conservative turn , a more militant and assertive transnational feminist movement, which finds itself at the heart of contemporary anti-fascist politics. The result is a convincing theoretical framework, not merely aimed at resisting fascism, but also filled to the brim with potentiality to effect radical emancipatory change.

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Vanderschueren, J., (2024) “Majewska, E. (2021). Feminist Antifascism: Counterpublics of the Common. London: Verso Books. Review by Jonas Vanderschueren”, DiGeSt - Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies 11(1), 121-123. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/digest.90471

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24 Jun 2024