Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader

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Global Critical Race Feminism is the first anthology to focus explicitly on the legal rights of women of color around the world. Containing nearly thirty essays, the book addresses such topical themes as responses to white feminism; the flashpoint issue of female genital mutilation; the intersections of international law with U.S. law; "Third World" women in the "First World;" violence against women; and the global workplace.

Broadly representative, the reader addresses the role...

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Overview

Global Critical Race Feminism is the first anthology to focus explicitly on the legal rights of women of color around the world. Containing nearly thirty essays, the book addresses such topical themes as responses to white feminism; the flashpoint issue of female genital mutilation; the intersections of international law with U.S. law; "Third World" women in the "First World;" violence against women; and the global workplace.

Broadly representative, the reader addresses the role and status-legal and otherwise-of women in such countries as Cuba, New Zealand, France, Serbia, Nicaragua, Colombia, South Africa, Japan, China, Australia, Ghana, and many others. Authors include: Aziza al-Hibri, Penelope Andrews, Taimie Bryant, Devon Carbado, Mai Chen, Brenda Cossman, Lisa Crooms, Mary Dudziak, Isabelle Gunning, Anna Han, Berta Hernández, Laura Ho, Sharon Hom, Rosemary King, Kiyoko Knapp, Hope Lewis, Martha Morgan, Zorica Mrsevic, Vasuki Nesiah, Leslye Obiora, Gaby Oré-Aguilar, Catherine Powell, Jenny Rivera, Celina Romany, Judy Scales-Trent, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, J. Clay Smith, and Leti Volpp.

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An anthology containing some 30 essays which focus on topics including a critique of American feminist legal scholarship; motherhood and work in cultural context; Josephine Baker and the Cold War; the campaign against female circumcision; violence against Aboriginal women in Australia; and "marketization" and the status of women in China. Includes a foreword by social justice activist and professor at the U. of California-Santa Cruz, Angela Y. Davis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814793374
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Series: Critical America Series
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrien Katherine Wing is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and editor of Critical Race Feminism: A Reader.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Global Critical Race Feminism for the Twenty-First Century 1
Pt. 1 Encounters with the "F" Word: Responses to Feminism
1 Turning the Gaze Back on Itself: Comparative Law, Feminist Legal Studies, and the Postcolonial Project 27
2 Toward a Feminist Internationality: A Critique of U.S. Feminist Legal Scholarship 42
3 Themes for a Conversation on Race and Gender in International Human Rights Law 53
4 Comparative Analysis of Women's Issues: Toward a Contextualized Methodology 67
5 Feminismes sans Frontieres? The Cuban Challenge - Women, Equality, and Culture 81
6 Women (Under)Development: Poor Women of Color in the United States and the Right to Development 95
Pt. 2 Third World within the First: On Being "Othered"
7 Motherhood and Work in Cultural Context: One Woman's Patriarchal Bargain 115
8 Discrimination in New Zealand: A Personal Journey 129
9 African Women in France: Immigration, Family, and Work 141
10 Filthy, Old, and Ugly: Gypsy Women from Serbia 160
Pt. 3 From Pathbreakers to Founding Mothers: Historical Perspectives
11 Josephine Baker, Racial Protest, and the Cold War 179
12 United States Foreign Policy and Goler Teal Butcher 192
13 Founding Mothers and Contemporary Latin American Constitutions: Colombian Women, Constitution Making, and the New Constitutional Court 204
Pt. 4 Human Rights Confronts Culture, Custom, and Religion
14 Deconstructing Patriarchal Jurisprudence in Islamic Law: A Faithful Approach 221
15 For the Sake of the Country, for the Sake of the Family: The Oppressive Impact of Family Registration on Women in Japan 234
16 Female Infanticide in China: The Human Rights Specter and Thoughts toward (An)Other Vision 251
17 Bridges and Barricades: Rethinking Polemics and Intransigence in the Campaign against Female Circumcision 260
18 Uneasy Alliances and Solid Sisterhood: A Response to Professor Obiora's "Bridges and Barricades" 275
19 Families, Fatherlessness, and Women's Human Rights: An Analysis of the Clinton Administration's Public Housing Policy as a Violation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 285
Pt. 5 Violence against Women: Family Terrorism, Rape, and Sexual Harassment
20 Violence against Aboriginal Women in Australia: Possibilities for Redress within the International Human Rights Framework 303
21 Domestic Violence in Ghana: An Initial Step 317
22 A Critical Race Feminist Conceptualization of Violence: South African and Palestinian Women 332
23 Puerto Rico's Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Law: The Limitations of Legislative Responses 347
24 Sexual Harassment and Human Rights in Latin America 362
Pt. 6 The Global Workplace
25 (Dis)Assembling Rights of Women Workers along the Global Assembly Line: Human Rights and the Garment Industry 377
26 Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Marketization and the Status of Women in China 392
27 Still Office Flowers: Japanese Women Betrayed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Law 409
Selected Bibliography 425
Contributors 437
Index 445
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