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Dialogue and Difference : Feminisms Challenge Globalization - Marguerite Waller

Dialogue and Difference

Feminisms Challenge Globalization

Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9781403967640
Number Of Pages: 259

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Contemporary feminists face the labor of moving beyond the dominant paradigms of knowledge and communication that drive corporate globalization. Dialogue and Difference, a new collection edited by Marguerite Waller and Sylvia Marcos, provides students with groundbreaking essays by an international group of feminist scholars and activists who stress the need to put different approaches to reality and to scholarship into relation in order to build coalitions across the usual North/South, East/West divides. Modeling ways to weave these connections, the authors take difference, rather than isomorphic similarity, to be the basis for effective anti-imperial feminist theory and practice. These dialogues among women’s movements bridge profound differences in historical, economic, and political circumstance, language, culture, and fundamental “cosmovision.” Such differences are welcomed by contributors as practical resources, rather than as obstacles, in feminist challenges to corporate globalization. Dialogue and Difference is an essential collection for professors and students interested in globalization, development, gender studies, and activism.

"Drawing on diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds as well as divergent geographic and cultural experiences, the authors demonstrate the power of dialogue across difference for the creation of new feminist knowledges on social justice and social change. They show how seemingly opposing views can provide the basis for new conceptual frameworks that challenge more limited forms of feminism as well as provide resources for contesting oppressive modes of globalization. The authors critically assess how international conferences, human rights discourse, women s studies programs, and transnational feminist organizing as well as other sites of feminist practice can become vehicles for inclusion of the perspectives and political practice of feminists who are often left out of transnational feminist conversations and activism. One can only hope that others will take up this dialogic model and use it to transform transnational feminist praxis in more democratic and inclusive ways." - Nancy A. Naples, President, Sociologists for Women in Society and Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Connecticut

Preface
Introduction
Encounters
Towards an Ethics of Transnational Encounter or "When" Does a "Chinese" Woman Become a "Feminist"?
Making Sense in Chinese "Feminism"/Women's Studies
International Conferences as Sites for Transnational Feminist Struggles: The Case of the First International Conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD)
Dialogues
The Borders Within: The Indigenous Women's Movement and Feminism in Mexico
One Voice Kills Both Our Voices: "First World" Feminism and Transcultural Feminist Engagement
Conversation on "Feminist Imperialism and the Politics of Difference"
Reconceiving Rights
South Wind: Towards a New Political Imaginary
Accidental Crossings: Tourism, Sex Work, and Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic
Feminism and Human Rights at a Crossroads in Africa: Reconciling Universalism and Cultural Relativism
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ISBN: 9781403967640
ISBN-10: 1403967644
Series: Comparative Feminist Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.98 x 14.53  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1