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Hamzić, Vanja (2019) 'A Cry for Madness: Governance Feminism and Neoliberal Consonance in Pakistan.' In: Halley, Janet, Kotiswaran, Prabha, Rebouché, R. and Shamir, Hila, (eds.), Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 407-433.

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There has been for a while a steady flow of critical studies of the women’s movement in Pakistan—that discursive and social formation of and about women that has been memorably described by Farida Shaheed, one of its foremost representatives, as a “movement with feminist demands.”¹ These studies query what the movement has become now that it has a long and eventful past, different political and cultural trajectories, individual and organizational harbingers, as well as those “who had failed” to keep up with the exigencies of a given period—in short, a sense of collective selfhood.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Pakistani women's movement, Pakistani feminism, governance feminism, neoliberalism, khwajasara, gender variance
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Gender Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
School Research Centres > Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780816698455
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2017 18:30

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