Gender and the Anthropocene

April 2021

Feminist Encounters. A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 2021, special issue, vol. 5/1. Guest Editors : Deirdre Byrne, Azille Coetzee and Amanda Gouws

“In this Special Issue, we present feminist and queer theorisations of the Anthropocene that contribute to the untangling of the complex web of violent racialised/gendered subjugations and extractive technologies that continue to function in the making and maintenance of the modern capitalist world. This collection of articles shows how gender-blind and anti-intersectional or single-axis analyses cannot account for the differential impact of violence, social exclusion or even death on men, women and queer communities, as well as the differential impact of the Anthropocene on the global North and the global South.”