Glitch Feminism

Glitch Feminism Review

Simone de Beauvoir said “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” The glitch announces: One is not born, but rather becomes, a body.

The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists: we are connected all the time. What must we do to work out who we are, and where we belong? How do we find the space to grow, unite and confront the systems of oppression? This conflict can be found in the fissures between the body, gender and identity. Too often, the glitch is considered a mistake, a faulty overlaying, a bug in the system; in contrast, Russell compels us to find liberation here. In a radical call to arms Legacy Russell argues that we need to embrace the glitch in order to break down the binaries and limitations that define gender, race, sexuality.

Glitch Feminism is a vital new chapter in cyberfeminism, one that explores the relationship between gender, technology and identity. In an urgent manifesto, Russell reveals the many ways that the Glitch performs and transforms: how it refuses, throws shade, ghosts, errs, encrypt, mobilizes and survives. Developing the argument through memoir, art and critical theory, Russell also looks at the work of contemporary artists who travel through the glitch in their work. Timely and provocative, Glitch Feminism shows how the error can be a revolution.

Title:Glitch Feminism
Edition Language:English

Enjoy the book review !

    Glitch Feminism Reviews

  • Cat

    This manifesto is blurbed by Lil Miquela, which in and of itself should give the reader pause. In the chapter "Glitch is Anti-Body" Russell compares Miquela to the queer artist Kia Labeija—an HIV-po...

  • Alex

    Agh, this is a difficult book to review. I was hooked on the bio but the book, for me, just didn't live up to its blurb. It's less a book and more of an extended metaphor slash niche and lengthy unive...

  • Jos

    Really good manifesto. In "Glitch Feminism", Legacy Russell sets down the fundamentals for her theory of feminism - which is, intuitively, glitch feminism - whose aim is to break with the excessive do...

  • Keondra Freemyn

    solid book but i had to keep reminding myself that it is a ‘’manifesto” and to not get frustrated that many ideas are not fully fleshed out. the first two chapters resonated the most and i enjoy...

  • Nicolas Lontel

    Un bon essai/manifeste, mais qui ne m'a pas donné cet effet de changement de paradigme comme on pourrait s'attendre avec l'appellation manifeste . Une métaphore continue sur le "glitch" et comment l...

  • Joshie

    More manifesto than theory, but creative and thoughtful throughout! Is lacking a madness or disability studies perspective which is a rather significant cause for concern when so many obvious parallel...

  • T

    Derivative...

  • Ins Paris

    Opens up new forms without fixing them to the norm. Great food for thought!...

  • Viola

    https://bombmagazine.org/articles/leg...Gentrification of Memory: A feminist manifesto that centers artists as the engineers of a queer and Black imagined future. Oct 29, 2020I shouted “Yes!” at t...

  • Malcolm

    There are whole swaths of US poetry that have passed me by, including for the most part Walt Whitman – but I do like and often rely on part of his ‘Song of Myself’ where he wrote: Do I contradic...