Dialogue And Difference / Edition 1

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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.

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"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, University of Connecticut

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403967640
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Comparative Feminist Studies Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Marguerite Waller is Professor of Women's Studies and Comparative Literature, University of California, Riverside. Sylvia Marcos is Visiting Professor, Drew University, and Director of the Center for Psychoethnological Research, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword
1 Towards an ethics of transnational encounters, or "when" does a "Chinese" woman become a "feminist"? 3
2 Making sense in Chinese "feminism"/women's studies 29
3 International conferences as sites for transnational feminist struggles : the case of the first international conference on women in Africa and the African diaspora 53
4 The borders within : the indigenous women's movement and feminism in Mexico 81
5 "One voice kills both our voices" : "First World" feminism and transcultural feminist engagement 113
6 Conversation on "feminist imperialism and the politics of difference" 143
7 South wind : towards a new political imaginary 165
8 Accidental crossings : tourism, sex work, and women's rights in the Dominican Republic 201
9 Feminism and human rights at a crossroads in Africa : reconciling universalism and cultural relativism 231
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