Hegemonic feminism, neoliberalism and womenomics: 'empowerment' instead of liberation?

@article{Eisenstein2017HegemonicFN,
  title={Hegemonic feminism, neoliberalism and womenomics: 'empowerment' instead of liberation?},
  author={Hester Eisenstein},
  journal={new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={91},
  pages={35 - 49}
}
  • H. Eisenstein
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics
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