Complaint as inheritance

Sara Ahmed’s ongoing intellectual project
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September 2021, no. 435
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Complaint! by Sara Ahmed

Duke University Press, US$29.95 pb, 376 pp

Complaint as inheritance

Sara Ahmed’s ongoing intellectual project
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September 2021, no. 435

In 2016, feminist and queer theorist Sara Ahmed resigned from her post as professor at the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, University of London, in protest against the failure to address sexual harassment at her institution. Given that she was at the peak of her career and working in a centre she had helped to create, hers was a bold and surprising move, but also entirely consistent with her feminist politics. In one way or another, Ahmed has been writing about this decision, its causes and effects, ever since: first on her blog feministkilljoys; as an example of a ‘feminist snap’ in Living a Feminist Life (2017); in relation to diversity work in universities in What’s the Use: On the uses of use (2019); and now most directly in Complaint!, her tenth book.

Zora Simic reviews 'Complaint!' by Sara Ahmed

Complaint!

by Sara Ahmed

Duke University Press, US$29.95 pb, 376 pp

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