Becoming Feminist

  • Carly Guest
Part of the Citizenship, Gender and Diversity book series (FEMCIT)


In this chapter, Guest suggests that the women’s feminist identities are formed through ‘touches across time’ (Dinshaw 1999). They each draw connections with different points in feminist time and incorporate them into their own feminist stories. Rather than imagining feminism to be a static and clearly boundaried entity, narrative methods enable exploration of how these connections are formed. Through a brief discussion of her own story of becoming feminist, Guest highlights how the framing of the moments where we seek to explain, defend or question feminist identities in a coherent, recognisable narrative offers a momentary means of coming to know feminism. However, becoming feminist is a continual, relational process that is negotiated through moments and encounters, rather than a static, unchanging identity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carly Guest
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  1. 1.Department of Criminology and SociologyMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

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