Decolonizing Feminism



Author: Margaret A. McLaren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN: 9781786602596

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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In a time of globalization, what does an inclusive feminist politics entail? This accessible volume addresses the key issues in, and most significant challenges for, contemporary transnational feminist politics and political theory. Ideal for courses in Gender and Globalization, Transnational Feminism and Feminist Theory.

Gender Dynamics, Feminist Activism and Social Transformation in China


Author: Guoguang Wu,Yuan Feng,Helen Lansdowne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429959869

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This book explores the extent to which women have been initiators, mobilizers, and driving forces of social transformation in China. The book considers how conceptions of women’s roles have changed as China has moved from state socialism to engagement with capitalist globalization, examines the growth of women’s gender and sexual consciousness and social movements for women’s rights, including for marginalized social and sex/gender grouops, and discusses women’s roles in society-state interactions, including many forms of social activism, cultural events, educational innovations, and more. Overall, the book demonstrates that women have not simply been passive receivers of the consequences of the forces of global capitalism, but that they have had a profound, active impact on social transformation in China.

Feminism Without Borders

Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity


Author: Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822330219

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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DIVEssays by a pioneering theorist of feminism, multiculturalism, and antiracism./div

Carceral Humanitarianism

Logics of Refugee Detention


Author: Kelly Oliver

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452955468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 102

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Coopted by military operations, humanitarianism has never been neutral. Rather than welcoming refugees, host countries assess the relative risks of taking them in versus turning them away, using a risk-benefit analysis that often reduces refugees to collateral damage in proxy wars fought in the war on terrorism. Carceral Humanitarianism testifies that humanitarian aid and human rights discourse are always political and partisan. Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Women's Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice


Author: Margaret A. McLaren

Publisher: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

ISBN: 9780190947705

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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A wide range of issues besieges women globally, including economic exploitation, sexist oppression, racial, ethnic, and caste oppression, and cultural imperialism. This book builds a feminist social justice framework from practices of women's activism in India to understand and work to overcome these injustices. The feminist social justice framework provides an alternative to mainstream philosophical frameworks that promote global gender justice: for example, universal human rights, economic projects such as microfinance, and cosmopolitanism. McLaren demonstrates that these frameworks are bound by a commitment to individualism and an abstract sense of universalism that belies their root neo-liberalism. Arguing that these frameworks emphasize individualism over interdependence, similarity over diversity, and individual success over collective capacity, McLaren draws on the work of Rabindranath Tagore to develop the concept of relational cosmopolitanism. Relational cosmopolitanism prioritizes our connections while, crucially, acknowledging the reality of power differences. Extending Iris Young's theory of political responsibility, McLaren shows how Fair Trade connects to the economic solidarity movement. The Self-Employed Women's Association and MarketPlace India empower women through access to livelihoods as well as fostering leadership capabilities that allow them to challenge structural injustice through political and social activism. Their struggles to resist economic exploitation and gender oppression through collective action show the vital importance of challenging individualist approaches to achieving gender justice. The book is a rallying call for a shift in our thinking and practice towards re-imagining the possibilities for justice from a relational framework, from independence to interdependence, from identity to intersectionality, and from interest to socio-political imagination.

Gender, Globalization, and Violence

Postcolonial Conflict Zones


Author: Sandra Ponzanesi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136655581

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This wide-ranging collection of essays elaborates on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution. It explores from new angles questions of violent conflict, forced migration, trafficking and deportation, human rights, citizenship, transitional justice and cosmopolitanism. The volume focuses more specifically on the gendering of violence from a postcolonial perspective as it analyses unique cases that disrupt traditional visions of violence by including the history of empire and colony, and its legacies that continue to influence present-day configurations of gender, race, nationality, class and sexuality. Part One maps out the gendered and racialized contours of conflict zones, from war zones, prisons and refugee camps to peacekeeping missions and humanitarian aid, reframing the field and establishing connections between colonial legacies and postcolonial dynamics. Part Two explores how these conflict zones are played out not just outside but also within Europe, demonstrating that multicultural Europe is fraught with different legacies of violence and postcolonial melancholia. Part Three gives an idea of the kind of future that can be offered to post-conflict societies, defined as contact zones, by exploring opportunities for dialogue, restoration and reconciliation that can be envisaged from a gendered and postcolonial perspective through alternative feminist practices and the work of art and their redemptive power in mobilizing social change or increasing national healing processes. Though strongly anchored in postcolonial critique, the chapters draw from a range of traditions and expertise, including conflict studies, gender theory, visual studies, (new) media theory, sociology, race theory, international security studies and religion studies.

Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis


Author: Amanda Lock Swarr,Richa Nagar

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438429398

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 7306

Investigates the theory and practice of transnational feminist approaches to scholarship and activism.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research


Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974178

Category: Mathematics

Page: 766

View: 4467

Now in its fourth edition, this handbook is an essential resource for those interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and has been extensively revised and updated to cover new topics including applied ethnography, queer theory and auto-ethnography.

Globalization and feminist activism


Author: M. E. Hawkesworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 5784

In this compelling and comprehensive overview, the author explores transnational feminist efforts to produce a more just global order.



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Category: Women

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