Pumla Dineo Gqola & Jacqueline Rose: The Female Fear Factory
- Thu 26 Aug 19:00 - 20:00
- Baillie Gifford Theatre (in West Court)
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There has recently been a marked increase in violence against women in many parts of the world, and the lockdowns have created a shadow pandemic of domestic violence, according to the UN. Joining us to discuss the problem is Pumla Dineo Gqola, one of South Africa’s best-respected scholars of gender and feminism. Gqola is currently working on a new book, Female Fear Factory: Gender and Patriarchy under Racial Capitalism which will be published early next year. In advance of that she joins us to discuss a topic which knows no boundaries or borders. ‘Patriarchy,’ she has said, creates a ‘female fear factory’ which conspires to subjugate women. Appearing alongside her is celebrated critic Jacqueline Rose who has recently published an insightful study, On Violence and On Violence Against Women. Tracking the multiple forms of today's violence – historic and intimate, public and private – as they spread throughout our social fabric, she offers a new and radically original account of violence in our time. The two writers share their work with Sharon Cowan - Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, some of the participants of this event will be on stage, and some will take part remotely and you’ll see them on a large screen in the venue. After the event, Jacqueline Rose will be doing an in-person book signing on the Festival site.