Glitch Feminism

Glitch Feminism

Simone de Beauvoir said “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” The glitch announces: One is not born, but rather becomes, a body.

The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists: we are connected all the time. What must we do to work out who we are, and where we belong? How do we find the space to grow, unite and confront the systems of oppression? This conflict can be found in the fissures between the body, gender and identity. Too often, the glitch is considered a mistake, a faulty overlaying, a bug in the system; in contrast, Russell compels us to find liberation here. In a radical call to arms Legacy Russell argues that we need to embrace the glitch in order to break down the binaries and limitations that define gender, race, sexuality.

Glitch Feminism is a vital new chapter in cyberfeminism, one that explores the relationship between gender, technology and identity. In an urgent manifesto, Russell reveals the many ways that the Glitch performs and transforms: how it refuses, throws shade, ghosts, errs, encrypt, mobilizes and survives. Developing the argument through memoir, art and critical theory, Russell also looks at the work of contemporary artists who travel through the glitch in their work. Timely and provocative, Glitch Feminism shows how the error can be a revolution.

Title:Glitch Feminism
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781786632661
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    Glitch Feminism Reviews

  • Cat

    This manifesto is blurbed by Lil Miquela, which in and of itself should give the reader pause. In the chapter "Glitch is Anti-Body" Russell compares Miquela to the queer artist Kia Labeija—an HIV-po...

  • Keondra Freemyn

    solid book but i had to keep reminding myself that it is a ‘’manifesto” and to not get frustrated that many ideas are not fully fleshed out. the first two chapters resonated the most and i enjoy...

  • Jos

    Really good manifesto. In "Glitch Feminism", Legacy Russell sets down the fundamentals for her theory of feminism - which is, intuitively, glitch feminism - whose aim is to break with the excessive do...

  • Alex

    Agh, this is a difficult book to review. I was hooked on the bio but the book, for me, just didn't live up to its blurb. It's less a book and more of an extended metaphor slash niche and lengthy unive...

  • Anna Xu

    Very nice very good i loved this!!!! Trying to delve more in2 cyberfeminism n its variations so this was an extremely delicious primer of Russell’s take on cyberfeminism via her work on glitch femin...

  • Kenning JP Garcia

    Nothing is perfect but then again maybe I say that as one who fully embraces a sense of rejection. That is to say, I am quick to acknowledge my desire to say "no." This book is also collection of reje...

  • Joshie

    More manifesto than theory, but creative and thoughtful throughout! Is lacking a madness or disability studies perspective which is a rather significant cause for concern when so many obvious parallel...

  • Sheree | Keeping Up With The Penguins

    Though Glitch Feminism incorporates art and anecdotes, it’s still very academic in tone – not a beginner’s guide to queer theory, nor a light read. I’m glad to have more insight into the malle...

  • Jamie Young

    Prior to picking up Glitch Feminism, I confess I knew very little about cyberfeminism, but the concept of studying cyberspace, technology and the internet through a feminist lens is one that resonated...

  • seren? starrybooker

    I love reading about the political/radical potential of online spaces, so I’m disappointed by the fact that I liked but didn’t love this book. This is one of those books where, for me at least, th...