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About the Series

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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Strange Encounters Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality

Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality

1st Edition

By Sara Ahmed
September 19, 2000

Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know. Using feminist and ...

Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice The Rhetorics of Comparison

Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice: The Rhetorics of Comparison

1st Edition

By Carolyn Pedwell
July 18, 2012

Within both feminist theory and popular culture, establishing similarities between embodied practices rooted in different cultural and geo-political contexts (e.g. ‘African’ female genital cutting and ‘Western’ cosmetic surgery) has become increasingly common as a means of countering cultural ...

Working with Affect in Feminist Readings Disturbing Differences

Working with Affect in Feminist Readings: Disturbing Differences

1st Edition

Edited By Marianne Liljeström, Susanna Paasonen
March 02, 2012

Affect has become something of a buzzword in cultural and feminist theory during the past decade. References to affect, emotions and intensities abound, their implications in terms of research practices have often remained less manifest. Working with Affect in Feminist Readings: Disturbing ...

Violent Femmes Women as Spies in Popular Culture

Violent Femmes: Women as Spies in Popular Culture

1st Edition

By Rosie White
December 11, 2007

The female spy has long exerted a strong grip on the popular imagination. With reference to popular fiction, film and television Violent Femmes examines the figure of the female spy as a nexus of contradictory ideas about femininity, power, sexuality and national identity. Fictional representations...

Sexing the Soldier The Politics of Gender and the Contemporary British Army

Sexing the Soldier: The Politics of Gender and the Contemporary British Army

1st Edition

By Rachel Woodward, Trish Winter
August 23, 2007

Sexing the Soldier takes a critical look at how gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - is understood within the contemporary British Army, and the political and practical consequences of this. Drawing on original research, this informaive volume looks at: the history and structure of...

Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics On the Threshold of the Living Subject

Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject

1st Edition

By Lorna Weir
September 06, 2006

Traditionally, Euroamerican cultures have considered that human status was conferred at the conclusion to childbirth. However, in contemporary Euroamerican biomedicine, law and politics, the living subject is often claimed to pre-exist birth. In this fascinating book Lorna Weir argues that the ...

Transformations Thinking Through Feminism

Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Ahmed, Jane Kilby, Celia Lury, Maureen McNeil, Maureen Mcneil, Beverley Skeggs
November 07, 2000

With contributions from some of the most important current feminist thinkers, Transformations traces both the shifts in thinking that have allowed feminism to arrive at its present point, and the way that feminist agendas have progressed in line with wider social developments. A thorough ...

Advertising and Consumer Citizenship Gender, Images and Rights

Advertising and Consumer Citizenship: Gender, Images and Rights

1st Edition

By Anne M. Cronin
January 04, 2001

Using a variety of print advertisements, this exciting and provocative study explores how the consumer is created by advertisements in terms of:* Sex* Class* Race.It also explores the figure of the citizen and how this identity is produced by contemporary political discourses. Advertising and ...

Judging the Image Art, Value, Law

Judging the Image: Art, Value, Law

1st Edition

By Alison Young
January 11, 2005

Art, value, law - the links between these three terms mark a history of struggle in the cultural scene. Studies of contemporary culture have thus increasingly turned to the image as central to the production of legitimacy, aesthetics and order. Judging the Image extends the cultural turn in legal ...

Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology

Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology

1st Edition

By Kirsten Campbell
July 06, 2004

This book outlines a compelling new agenda for feminist theories of identity and social relations. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis with feminist epistemology, the author sets out a groundbreaking psychoanalytic social theory. Campbell's work offers answers to the important contemporary question of ...

Women and the Irish Diaspora

Women and the Irish Diaspora

1st Edition

By Breda Gray
December 10, 2003

Women and the Irish Diaspora looks at the changing nature of national and cultural belonging both among women who have left Ireland and those who remain. It identifies new ways of thinking about Irish modernity by looking specifically at women's lives and their experiences of migration and diaspora...

When Women Kill Questions of Agency and Subjectivity

When Women Kill: Questions of Agency and Subjectivity

1st Edition

By Belinda Morrissey
May 16, 2003

Why are we so reluctant to believe that women can mean to kill? Based on case-studies from the US, UK and Australia, this book looks at the ways in which female killers are constructed in the media, in law and in feminist discourse almost invariably as victims rather than actors in the crimes they ...

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