Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Choices Women MakeAgency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Carisa R. Showden

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816655953

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 27 June 2022

Agency and Feminist Politics

Agency and Feminist Politics

The Role of Democratic Coalitions

(p.185) Chapter 5 Agency and Feminist Politics
Choices Women Make

Carisa R. Showden

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses how feminist coalition politics highlights the development and deployment of women’s agency. Coalition politics accommodates the shifting capacities for agency across sites for social interaction and time, and within individuals and among groups. Particularly speaking, coalition politics increases the level of citizen accountability and responsiveness to remedy group-based harms. Among the principles of coalition politics used in the discourse are reflective solidarity, receptive generosity, and mutual respect. This chapter then explores the different strategies provided by Jodi Dean, Romand Coles, and Bernice Johnson Reagon in an attempt to justify the coalition works of the feminist groups and to eventually promote women’s agency.

Keywords:   coalition politics, feminist coalition politics, citizen accountability, Jodi Dean, Romand Coles, Bernice Johnson Reagon

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.