Nonfiction. Political Science & Theory. Women's Studies. FAST FEMINISM is a new-old feminism grounded in politics, performance and philosophy. It is in close proximity to postfeminisms of the poststructuralist variety--third-wave feminism, queer feminism, cyberfeminism and feminism 3.0. While FAST FEMINISM operates in proximity to other feminisms, its "natural" home is in queer theory. Queer gets its meaning and its politics from its oppositional relationship to hegemonic norms. To queer something is to disrupt it, to put it under scrutiny and to attempt to change it. FAST FEMINISM takes the hypermasculine speed of Paul Virilio and makes it feminist. FAST FEMINISM is the bastard offspring and the happy accident of speed theory.
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About the Author
Dr. Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who lives and writes philosophy-in-action. Her books include: Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Indiana University Press, 1994); WHORE CARNIVAL (Autonomedia, 1995); Bad Attitude/s on Trial: Pornography, Feminism, and the Butler Decision, Brenda Cossman, Shannon Bell, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross (University of Toronto Press, 1997); New Socialisms: Futures Beyond Globalization, eds. Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John R. Bell and Richard Westra (Routledge, 2004); and FAST FEMINISM (Autonomedia, 2010). Bell is an associate professor in Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. She teaches modern and postcontemporary theory, cyberpolitics, postidentity politics, aesthetics and politics, violent philosophy and fast feminism.