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Feminist journeys : travelling through at 25 years of feminism with the Journal of gender studies

Clisby, Suzanne; Lennon, Kathleen


Suzanne Clisby

Kathleen Lennon


In this introductory article we provide a contextual theoretical framework of feminist debates and movements through the lens of the Journal of Gender Studies over the course of the past quarter of a century. Attention to the processes by which we become gendered, and the mechanisms and meanings within society whereby it maintains structures of gender inequality, requires attention to the lives of women and men. It also requires that we pay attention to the lives of people who cross such categories or fit uneasily within them. All this can and should be done while retaining a feminist sensibility and sensitivity to the workings of power and privilege in the individual and social articulations of gendered difference, and the putting of knowledge to work to achieve positive change. Here we review the ways in which the Journal has and continues to make critically important contributions to this ongoing project.


Clisby, S., & Lennon, K. (2016). Feminist journeys : travelling through at 25 years of feminism with the Journal of gender studies. Journal of gender studies,

Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Dec 8, 2016
Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date Dec 20, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 12, 2018
Journal Journal of gender studies
Print ISSN 0958-9236
Electronic ISSN 1465-3869
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue Special issue
Keywords Gender; Femininities; Masculinities; Trans-sexualities; Intersexed bodies; Body image
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Additional Information This is a description of an article which has been published in: Journal of gender studies, 2016. Virtual issue was available at:


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