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For over two decades the Routledge Transformations book series has housed interdisciplinary feminist research on crucial, global issues. From Sara Ahmed examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community; to Stephanie Lawler’s stories of mothers and daughters; and collections from feminist thinkers tracing the shifts in feminism over time; Transformations has published over 25 distinct texts that contribute to the rich histories of feminist theorising. 

Transformations seeks to reinvigorate its commitment to inclusion and feminist praxis by expanding and diversifying its pool of authors. We especially welcome proposals from transformative voices emerging from activism intersecting with academic research, voices from the global majority world, and voices that highlight how an intersectional focus contributes to the decolonisation of academy and popular feminism.

The Transformations series is an inclusive feminist publication. In light of the many ways currently that ‘feminism’ and ‘women,’ and/or ‘female’ amongst other things, have become weaponised in trans-exclusionary practices, we invite you to make your own trans inclusion explicit. This is because we recognise the many coded ways that discrimination is playing out, including through language (see for example ‘dog whistles’). We make this invitation to authors as a way to foster and celebrate inclusive feminisms; and in solidarity with people of all genders. We do not mean that your books need to relate to trans lives specifically, but suggest in introducing your topic, language and terms; you take the opportunity to demonstrate your inclusive stance for these reasons. We acknowledge that it is a sad indictment of the current circumstances for us to make this suggestion in the first instance but we are also aware of the very real harms of discrimination and, conversely, the value of affirmation.


Series Editors:

Dr Rachael Eastham, Lancaster University, UK; Email: [email protected]

Dr Patricia Prieto-Blanco, Lancaster University, UK; Email: [email protected]

Dr Laura Clancy, Lancaster University, UK; Email: [email protected]


For proposal submissions please contact the Series Editors or the Commissioning Editor Emily Briggs at [email protected].


27 Series Titles

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Consent Gender, Power and Subjectivity

Consent: Gender, Power and Subjectivity

1st Edition

Edited By Laurie James-Hawkins, Róisín Ryan-Flood
November 30, 2023

This book considers the concept of consent in different contexts with the aim of exploring the nuances of what consent means to different people and in different situations. While it is generally agreed that consent is a fluid concept, legal and social attempts to explain its meaning often centre ...

Difficult Conversations A Feminist Dialogue

Difficult Conversations: A Feminist Dialogue

1st Edition

Edited By Róisín Ryan-Flood, Isabel Crowhurst, Laurie James-Hawkins
March 31, 2023

This book explores ‘difficult conversations’ in feminist theory as an integral part of social and theoretical transformations. Focusing on intersectionality within feminist theory, the book critically addresses questions of power and difference as a central feminist concern. It presents ethical, ...

Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship An Ethnography of Academia

Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: An Ethnography of Academia

1st Edition

By Maria do Mar Pereira
June 04, 2019

Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s...

Feminism's Queer Temporalities

Feminism's Queer Temporalities

1st Edition

By Sam McBean
March 09, 2018

Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. It finds in feminism’s literary...

Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

1st Edition

By Venla Oikkonen
May 25, 2017

Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it ...

Irish Feminist Futures

Irish Feminist Futures

1st Edition

By Claire Bracken
March 07, 2016

This book is about the future: Ireland’s future and feminism’s future, approached from a moment that has recently passed. The Celtic Tiger (circa 1995-2008) was a time of extraordinary and radical change, in which Ireland’s economic, demographic, and social structures underwent significant ...

Arab, Muslim, Woman Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film

Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film

1st Edition

By Lindsey Moore
May 16, 2014

Given a long history of representation by others, what themes and techniques do Arab Muslim women writers, filmmakers and visual artists foreground in their presentation of postcolonial experience? Lindsey Moore’s groundbreaking book demonstrates ways in which women appropriate textual and visual ...

Feminist Cultural Studies of Science and Technology

Feminist Cultural Studies of Science and Technology

1st Edition

By Maureen McNeil
April 28, 2014

Feminist Cultural Studies of Science and Technology challenges the assumption that science is simply what scientists do, say, or write: it shows the multiple and dispersed makings of science and technology in everyday life and popular culture. This first major guide and review of the new field of ...

Class, Self, Culture

Class, Self, Culture

1st Edition

By Beverley Skeggs
December 09, 2003

Class, Self, Culture puts class back on the map in a novel way by taking a new look at how class is made and given value through culture. It shows how different classes become attributed with value, enabling culture to be deployed as a resource and as a form of property, which has both use-value to...

Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process Feminist Reflections

Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections

1st Edition

Edited By Róisín Ryan-Flood, Rosalind Gill
November 04, 2010

Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women’s voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less...

Haunted Nations The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms

Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms

1st Edition

By Sneja Gunew
November 10, 2003

Postcolonialism has attracted a large amount of interest in cultural theory, but the adjacent area of multiculturalism has not been scrutinised to quite the same extent. In this innovative new book, Sneja Gunew sets out to interrogate the ways in which the transnational discourse of ...

The Rhetorics of Feminism Readings in Contemporary Cultural Theory and the Popular Press

The Rhetorics of Feminism: Readings in Contemporary Cultural Theory and the Popular Press

1st Edition

By Lynne Pearce
November 13, 2003

Is it possible that changes in rhetorical practice could alter not just how thought is expressed, but also how it is made? Through a close stylistic and rhetorical analysis of contemporary feminist writing - from the cultural theory of Judith Butler to the popular journalism of Naomi Wolf and ...

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