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    Politics as ‘Sinister Wisdom’: Reparation and responsibility in lesbian feminism.Elena Gambino - 2021 - Contemporary Political Theory 20 (3):524-546.
    This article takes up the commonplace antagonism between ‘second wave’ lesbian feminism and ‘third wave’ queer theory and politics, and argues that the antagonism itself is both historically and politically reductive. First, I make the case that ‘third wave’ queer theory actually shares its central concern – namely, accountability for intra-group inequalities – with lesbian feminism. However, I argue that ‘third wave’ queer theories ultimately founder in their bid for a more reflexive political praxis by tending to hold others – (...)
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    Book Review: Considering Emma Goldman: Feminist Political Ambivalence and the Imaginative Archive, by Clare Hemmings. [REVIEW]Elena Gambino - 2020 - Political Theory 48 (6):824-828.
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    “A More Thorough Resistance”? Coalition, Critique, and the Intersectional Promise of Queer Theory.Elena Gambino - 2020 - Political Theory 48 (2):218-244.
    Queer theorists have long staked their politics in an engagement with intersectionality. Yet intersectional scholars have been some of queer theory’s most vocal critics, decrying its failure to adequately engage persistent inequalities. I approach this seeming paradox in three parts. First, I situate intersectionality within the field of critical theory, arguing that it shares critical theory’s view of power. Both traditions, I argue, understand power to generate the very marginalized figures that it subordinates. Second, while intersectional and queer theories share (...)
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    Feminist afterlives: The defenses and dead ends of revisionist history.Elena Gambino - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):95-101.
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