Emmerich, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4571-9997 and Adams, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2896-5619 (2021) Nurture, Pleasure and Read and Resist!: Abolition Feminist Methodology for a Collective Recovery? Feminist Legal Studies.

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COVID-19 has magnified intersecting inequalities that are central to the functioning of capitalism. At the height of the crisis, the value of an economy based on the exchange of goods and services faded away to expose the importance of care across the public and private spheres. Undervalued and underpaid labour suddenly became critical to the survival of many. Drawing on Abolition Feminism, we argue for the need to seize this revaluation of labour to centre nurture and pleasure within our post-pandemic recovery. We apply an Abolition Feminist framework that conceptualises the prison as part of a network of violence that deflects attention from the root causes of harm. We reflect on the development of our Abolition Feminist web-platform, Read and Resist!, a space where theory meets reflection on praxis. We consider how activist strategies within Abolition Feminism may support us in reimagining our relationships with law and justice post-COVID-19.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Abolition feminism; Black lives matter; Care; COVID-19; Erotic; Resistance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 13:23
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 08:42
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9512

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