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engagement with questions from a variety of academic disciplines. They are not alone. Aside from critical realists, for example Caroline New, others such as David Harvery, Linda Alcoff, Teresa de Lauretis, have called, not for a return to old knowledges, but to something else; for Harvey, and here I cast my vote, that would be a reinvigorated historical materialism. In her introduction to The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism (1981), Lydia Sargent wrote ‘today we have a movement. We have the beginnings of theory and practice. Never again will the ‘woman question’ be described as ‘the problem with no name’. We have a name’.  By 1988 Denise Riley posed the troublesome question ‘Am I that name’? Perhaps now it is time again to recognise that we are, just as much as we are not, that name.

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