This collection offers scholarly work emerging at the intersection of gender theory and Latin American studies. The essays analyze the gendered politics of state power, language, culture, history, social movements, human rights and knowledge. Scholars and activists map the debates that have broken new ground in Latin American gender studies, criticizing shortcomings and speculating on future directions. In their examination of everyday struggles over gender politics, the contributors illustrate the link between political action and conceptual debates.
Part 1 Introduction - what is the "postmodern" agenda? Ellen Meiksins Wood. Part 2 Postmodernism and intellectuals: where do postmodernists come from? Terry Eagleton; language, history and class struggle, David McNally; the politics of cultural studies, Francis Mulhern; culture, nationalism, and the role of intellectuals, Aijaz Ahmad interviewed I; old positions/new necessities - history, class and Marxist metanarrative, Bryan D. Palmer; against social de(con)struction of science - cautionary tales from the Third World, Meera Nanda. Part 3 Postmodernism and movements: issues of class and culture, Aijaz Ahmad interviewed II; the mirror of race - postmodernism and the celebration of difference, Kenan Malik; postmodernism, feminism and Marx - notes from the abyss, Carol A. Stabile; Marx and the environment, John Bellamy Foster; northern intellectuals and the EZLN, Daniel Nugent; five thesis on actually existing Marxism, Frederic Jameson. Part 4 Afterword: in defense of history, John Bellamy Foster.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: Monthly Review Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.54