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Introduction to Global Feminisms

Global Feminist theory is closely aligned with post-colonial theory. It examines the experiences of oppressed individuals, particularly women, under colonial society and draws attention to the issues of women all around the world. Global Feminist theory further examines Feminist theory in general to expose issues of power and privilege in the idea of "sisterhood." It also looks critically at the idea of women's rights as human rights, seeking a balance between the needs of women as a community and the needs of women's diverse individual backgrounds.

      
     

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    Women's Movements in the Global Era:The Power of Local Feminisms - Amrita Basu (Editor)
    Call Number: HQ 1155 .W686 2010
    ISBN: 9780813344447
    Publication Date: 2010-02-23
    This book is a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of women’s movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the Global South, where women’s movements have engaged in complex negotiations with national and international forces. It challenges widely held assumptions about the Western origins and character of local feminisms. All the authors locate women’s movements within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements.

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    Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures - M. Jacqui Alexander (Editor); Chandra Talpade Mohanty (Editor)
    Call Number: HQ 1870.9 .F45 1997
    ISBN: 9780415912129
    Publication Date: 1996-11-20
    This book provides a feminist analysis of the questions of sexual and gender politics, economic and cultural marginality, and anti-racist and anti-colonial practices both in the "West" and in the "Third World." This collection, edited by Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, charts the underlying theoretical perspectives and organization practices of the different varieties of feminism that take on questions of colonialism, imperialism, and the repressive rule of colonial, post-colonial and advanced capitalist nation-states.

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    Borderlands / la Frontera: The New Mestiza - Gloria Anzaldua; Norma Cantu (Introduction by); Aida Hurtado (Introduction by)
    Call Number: PS 3551 .N95 B6 1999
    ISBN: 9781879960855
    Publication Date: 2012-06-12
    Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.

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    Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge - Cheris Kramarae (Editor); Dale Spender (Editor)
    Call Number: REF HQ 1115 .R69 2000
    ISBN: 9780415920919
    Publication Date: 2000-12-01
    Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

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