Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State

Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State

by Caren Kaplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822323222

ISBN-13: 9780822323228

Pub. Date: 07/06/1999

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

InBetween Woman and Nation constructions such as nationalism, homeland, country, region, and locality are for the first time examined in the context of gender. The contributors—leading scholars of ethnicity, transnationalism, globalization, and feminist theory—are united in their determination to locate and describe the performative space of

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InBetween Woman and Nation constructions such as nationalism, homeland, country, region, and locality are for the first time examined in the context of gender. The contributors—leading scholars of ethnicity, transnationalism, globalization, and feminist theory—are united in their determination to locate and describe the performative space of interactions between woman and nation. These are interactions, claim the contributors, that cannot be essentialized.
This interdisciplinarily collection investigates women in diverse locales—ranging from Quebec to Beirut. The contributors consider such subjects as Yucatan feminism, Islamic fundamentalisms, Canadian gender formations, historic Chicana/o struggles, and Israeli/Palestinian conflicts. Divided into three parts, the collection first examines constructions of nationalism and communities whose practices complicate these constructions. The second section discusses regulations of particular nation-states and how they affect the lives of women, while the third presents studies of transnational identity formation, in which contributors critique ideas such as “multicultural nationalism” and “global feminism.” Arguing provocatively that such movements and concepts inadequately represent women’s interests, contributors examine how such beliefs and their attendant organizations may actually bolster the very formations they ought to subvert.
In its demonstration of the critical possibilities of feminist alliances across discrepant and distinct material conditions, Between Woman and Nation will make a unique contribution to women’s studies, feminist theory, studies of globalization and transnationalism, ethnic studies, and cultural studies.

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ISBN-13:
9780822323228
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/06/1999
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Between Woman and Nation1
IWhose Imagined Community?
El desorden, Nationalism, and Chicana/o Aesthetics19
Bloody Metaphors and Other Allegories of the Ordinary47
Chicana Feminism: In the Tracks of "The" Native Woman63
Re-Imagining Chicana Urban Identities in the Public Sphere, Cool Chuca Style72
A Guest at the Wedding: Honor, Memory, and (National) Desire in Michel Khleife's Wedding in Galilee92
IIThe Production of Nationness: Reading Regulatory Practices
Seduction and the Ruses of Power111
From Nation-Church to Nation-State: Evolving Sex-Gender Relations in Quebec Society142
Women Between Nation and State in Lebanon162
Relational Positionalities of Nationalisms, Racisms, and Feminisms182
Feminism-in-Nationalism: The Gendered Subaltern at the Yucatan Feminist Congresses of 1916219
IIITransnational Subjects of Feminism: Critical Interventions in an Era of Globalization
Multicultural Nationalism and the Poetics of Inauguration243
"Chicana! Rican? No, Chicana Riquena!" Refashioning the Transnational Connection264
Fabricating Masculinity: Gender, Race, and Nation in a Transnational Frame296
Transnationalism, Feminism, and Fundamentalism320
Transnational Feminist Cultural Studies: Beyond the Marxism/Poststructuralism/Feminism Divides349
Works Cited365
Index397
Contributors405

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