#MeToo and the Politics of Social Change

  • Bianca Fileborn
  • Rachel Loney-Howes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Bianca Fileborn, Rachel Loney-Howes
    Pages 1-18
  3. The Politics of Speaking out and Consciousness-Raising

  4. Whose Bodies Matter? #MeToo and the Politics of Inclusion

  5. Not All That Glitters Is Gold: #MeToo, the Entertainment Industry and Media Reporting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Lauren Rosewarne
      Pages 171-184
    3. María Cecilia Garibotti, Cecilia Marcela Hopp
      Pages 185-199
    4. Bridget Haire, Christy E. Newman, Bianca Fileborn
      Pages 201-216
  6. Ethical Possibilities and the Future of Anti-sexual Violence Activism

  7. Rachel Loney-Howes, Bianca Fileborn
    Pages 335-342
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 343-350

About this book


#MeToo has sparked a global re-emergence of sexual violence activism and politics. This edited collection uses the #MeToo movement as a starting point for interrogating contemporary debates in anti-sexual violence activism and justice-seeking. It draws together 19 accessible chapters from academics, practitioners, and sexual violence activists across the globe to provide diverse, critical, and nuanced perspectives on the broader implications of the movement. It taps into wider conversations about the nature, history, and complexities of anti-rape and anti-sexual harassment politics, including the limitations of the movement including in the global South. It features both internationally recognised and emerging academics from across the fields of criminology, media and communications, film studies, gender and queer studies, and law and will appeal broadly to the academic community, activists, and beyond.


feminist activism rape sexual behavior crime and media victims SlutWalk rape activism sexual politics feminist politics Harvey Weinstein Donald Trump digital activism crime and gender sex and gender feminist theory cybercrime Hollywood sexual consent queer sexual ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Fileborn
    • 1
  • Rachel Loney-Howes
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15212-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15213-0
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