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Manifesto for Feminist Critical Race Killjoys in CMS

Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies

ISBN: 978-1-78635-498-3, eISBN: 978-1-78635-497-6

ISSN: 2046-6072

Publication date: 11 April 2017

Abstract

The aim of my chapter is to draw on conceptualisations of sexism, racism, epistemology of white ignorance and critical race theorists’ critiques of white feminism to examine critical management studies (CMS) practices. The purpose of the chapter is to acknowledge the contribution of CMS feminists and look to how we can go beyond current practices to include antiracism in our feminisms. In particular, I show how sexism, racism and white ignorance are collectively produced in CMS and operate through mundane, and avoidable, organisational and pedagogical processes. I respond to the editors’ call for chapters by offering a practical politics through the idea of a killjoy manifesto, taking inspiration from the writings of Sara Ahmed. An important part of is that is for white feminism in CMS to attend to critiques from racially minoritised academics, activists and workers. Whilst challenging, I hope the chapter provides practical and theoretical resources and encouragement.

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Swan, E. (2017), "Manifesto for Feminist Critical Race Killjoys in CMS", Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies (Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, Vol. 3), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 13-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2046-607220160000003003

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