Working Feminism

Working Feminism

by Geraldine Pratt

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Working Feminism by Geraldine Pratt

Working Feminism looks at key concepts and debates within feminist theory and puts them to work concretely in relation to the real problems faced by Filipina domestic workers and Asian youth in Canada. It draws to the fore the metaphorical and concrete geographies that lie implicit and underdeveloped within much feminist theory and suggests that a geographical imagination offers a means of reframing debates beyond polarized theoretical and political positions. Alternating between theoretical and empirical chapters, substantial and wide-ranging discussions of human rights, multiculturalism, and feminist politics are brought down to earth and -- by putting them into the context of individual predicaments -- to life. The empirical chapters situate and describe a decade-long collaboration by an activist group -- the Philippine Women Centre -- and demonstrate the fruits of a close and innovative engagement between poststructuralist feminist theory and a participatory action project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592132638
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 04/20/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
1Putting Feminist Theory to Work1
2Spatialising the Subject of Feminism12
3From Registered Nurse to Registered Nanny38
4Liberalism, Univeralisms and Democratic Feminist Politics71
5Working at the Borders of Liberalism93
6Gleaning the Home121
7Trafficking across Borders149
8Song Flies Home172

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