BOOK LAUNCH: "Become Ungovernable: An Abolition Feminist Ethic for Democratic Living" by H.L.T. Quan

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H. L. T. Quan will launch her latest book, Become Ungovernable: An Abolition Feminist Ethic for Democratic Living (Pluto Press) with discussant Curtis Austin in this first installment of the Center for Work and Democracy's "Twin Flames" Speaker Series.

Become Ungovernable is a provocative new work of political thought setting out to reclaim ‘freedom,’ ‘justice’ and ‘democracy,’ revolutionary ideas that are all too often warped in the interests of capital and the state. Revealing the mirage of mainstream democratic thought and the false promises of liberal political ideologies, H. L. T. Quan offers an alternative approach: abolition feminism drawing on a kaleidoscope of refusal praxes and on a deep engagement with the Black Radical Tradition and queer analytics. With each chapter anchored by episodes from the long history of resistance and rebellions against tyranny, Quan calls for us to take up a feminist ethic of living rooted in the principles of radical inclusion, mutuality and friendship as part of the larger toolkit for confronting fascism, white supremacy and the neoliberal labour regime.

About the author: H. L. T. Quan is a political theorist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her research & teaching focus on radical thought and praxis, including feminist consciousness, utopian thought, speculative living, data justice, movements for justice and the Black Radical Tradition.

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