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Confidence Culture
Confidence Culture
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Confidence Culture

Shani Orgad, Rosalind Gill

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Confidence Culture

Shani Orgad, Rosalind Gill

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In Confidence Culture, Shani Orgad and Rosalind Gill argue that imperatives directed at women to "love your body" and "believe in yourself" imply that psychological blocks rather than entrenched social injustices hold women back. Interrogating the prominence of confidence in contemporary discourse about body image, workplace, relationships, motherhood, and international development, Orgad and Gill draw on Foucault's notion of technologies of self to demonstrate how "confidence culture" demands of women near-constant introspection and vigilance in the service of self-improvement. They argue that while confidence messaging may feel good, it does not address structural and systemic oppression. Rather, confidence culture suggests that women—along with people of color, the disabled, and other marginalized groups—are responsible for their own conditions. Rejecting confidence culture's remaking of feminism along individualistic and neoliberal lines, Orgad and Gill explore alternative articulations of feminism that go beyond the confidence imperative.

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Year
2021
ISBN
9781478021834

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APA 6 Citation
Orgad, S., & Gill, R. (2021). Confidence Culture ([edition unavailable]). Duke University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3119253/confidence-culture-pdf (Original work published 2021)
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Orgad, Shani, and Rosalind Gill. (2021) 2021. Confidence Culture. [Edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/3119253/confidence-culture-pdf.
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Orgad, S. and Gill, R. (2021) Confidence Culture. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3119253/confidence-culture-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Orgad, Shani, and Rosalind Gill. Confidence Culture. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press, 2021. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.