Catherine Rottenberg's Neoliberal Feminism
Book Review

Bailes, Jon
Date Written:  2019-01-09
Publisher:  Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
Year Published:  2019
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23227

An interview with Catherine Rottenberg, author of The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism (2018).



In recent years, it has become increasingly uncontroversial in parts of mainstream discourse for women to identify as feminist. In much of popular culture, feminism is no longer depicted as a marginal, radical ideology and has instead become a desirable ethical stance promoted even by the elite. But what is actually meant by 'feminism' in these instances, and how does it relate to a project to improve the rights and freedoms of women in general?

In her 2018 book, The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism, Catherine Rottenberg explains how the popular concept of feminism that has emerged actually tends towards supporting the status quo and the dominant rationality of competitive individualism.

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