Timeless struggle over the feminist paradigm: Representing dynamics of gender identity construction in portraiture then and now.

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A difficulty to understanding feminism is connected to the fact that the ideology informing feminist framings has shifted over time, creating apparently distinctive waves. If we acknowledge the preceding waves of feminism are built from earlier women’s accomplishments and activism-inspired action, we can better understand feminist discourse today.

This paper illustrates dynamics of weaveless feminism through art representation, reflecting on the persistence of feminism, and attending to different ways women are coping with socio-economic challenges. We attend the uses of autobiography in creative practice, exploring an array of diverse subjective positions represented in the selected artworks.
Period12 Mar 2021
Event titleCo-chair Cross- Panel Paper session: Feminist-inspired Activist Imaginaries for Making Change: Social Making, Legacies and Methodological Framings at IUAES2020 CONGRESS ŠIBENIK, CROATIA 2021
Event typeConference
LocationSibenik , CroatiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • gender identity
  • dynamics of construction
  • feminist histories
  • feminist theory
  • visual arts