Revolutionizing Feminism

Revolutionizing Feminism

by Anne E. Lacsamana

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Revolutionizing Feminism offers the first feminist analysis of the human rights crisis in the Philippines during the Arroyo presidency (2001-2010) and the declaration of the country as the 'second front' in the US-led 'war on terror'. During this period over 1,000 activists, including peasants, journalists and lawyers, were murdered. Lacsamana situates Filipino women within the international division of labour, showing the connection between the 'super-exploitation' of their labour power at home and their migration abroad as domestic workers, nurses, nannies, entertainers, and 'mail-order brides'. In contrast to the cultural turn in feminist theorising that has retreated from the concepts of class and class exploitation, Revolutionizing Feminism seeks to reorient feminist scholarship in order to better understand the material realties of those living in an increasingly unstable and impoverished global south.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317252740
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anne E. Lacsamana is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Hamilton College. She is the coeditor of Women and Globalization (2004) and has published several articles on global/transnational feminist theory and U.S.-Philippine relations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 State of Emergency: Contemporary Crisis, Historical Roots 15

2 Notes on the "Woman Question": Nationalist Feminism in the Philippines 33

3 From Balikbayans to "Supermaids": The Gendering of the Philippine Export State 51

4 Prostituted Women: Revisiting the Sex Work Debates in Feminist Theory 71

5 Empire on Trial: The Subic Rape Case and the Struggle for Philippine Women's Liberation 89

Conclusion 105

Bibliography 211

Index 123

About the Author 132

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