My interest in representations of power stems mainly from the connections between power, identity and experience developed by feminist analyses during the 1970s and 1980s, and the implications of these arguments in the 1990s, with the emergence of poststructuralism, postmodernism and an anti-feminist backlash. As a feminist who is working in social psychology, I also want to consider these issues in relation to feminist and mainstream (or rather ‘malestream’) social psychological understandings of power, experience and identity.