Beyond Formal Politics
"Politics" is often used as shorthand for what might be thought of as formal politics - political systems, governments, elections, etc. But the category is broad and can be thought of in many ways. For example, in her essay collection Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics, feminist art historian and urban geography critic Rosalyn Deutsche defines politics as the space of conflict and performs an intense analysis of women's representation in word and image -- just as vital and important as looking at women's representation in government.
When you think of women and politics, what kinds of politics do you find interesting beyond electoral politics?