Rowman and Littlefield International

Decolonizing Feminism

Transnational Feminism and Globalization

Edited by Margaret A. McLaren

Publication Date: Sep 2017

Pages 368

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What does it mean to decolonize transnational feminist theory in the context of globalization? As a project concerned with multiple power structures, feminist theory must address the historical legacies of colonialism, postcolonialism, and more recently, decoloniality. This book offers essays organized around a coherent set of research questions about how to conceptualize an inclusive feminist politics. This has been, and continues to be, a central project in feminist theory, particularly in light of neoliberal globalization.

International and interdisciplinary in scope, this book introduces the key issues in, and addresses the most significant challenges for, contemporary transnational feminist politics. In the context of rapid globalization, it explores the theoretical frameworks for thinking through significant concepts in feminist theory and activism: rights, citizenship and immigration, feminist solidarity, decolonizing methodologies and practices, and freedom. From diverse socio-political locations and multiple and interdisciplinary perspectivesauthors propose new ways of thinking about feminist knowledges, methodologies, and practices. Ideal for students and scholars in Gender and Globalization, Transnational Feminism and Feminist Theory more broadly, the volume contributes to the ongoing project of advocating a decolonizing feminist approach to pressing social issues.
Preface, Chandra Mohanty / Introduction, Margaret A. McLaren / Part One: Decolonizing Epistemologies, Methods, and Knowledges /1. Decolonizing Feminist Philosophy, Linda Martín Alcoff / 2. Knowing without Borders and the Work of Epistemic Gathering, Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. / 3. Decolonizing Feminist Freedom: Settler Responses to Indigenous Women’s Knowledges, Allison Weir / Part Two: Re-Thinking Rights / 4. From Rights to Justice: Feminism Under Global Capital, Mary C. Rawlinson / 5. Understanding the Meaning of Human Rights Defenders Through the Lives of Activist Indigenous Women, Pascha Bueno-Hansen and Sylvanna M. Falcón / 6. Revisiting Rights: Transnational Feminism and Women’s Rights as Human Rights, Margaret A. McLaren / Part Three: Citizenship and Immigration: The Space Between / 7. Constitutional Patriotism and Political Membership: A Feminist Decolonization of Habermas and Benhabib, Kanchana Mahadevan / 8. “Home-making”/”World-Traveling” and Decolonizing Feminism: Conceiving the Space-Between in Transnational Feminist Thought, Celia Bardwell-Jones / Part Four: Feminist Transnational Solidarity Projects / 9. The Transcultural Dynamics of Transnational Feminist Dialogue, Barbara Fultner / 10. Building Transnational Feminist Solidarity Networks, Sergio A. Gallegos and Carol V. Quinn / 11. Anthropocene, Decolonial Redux: Race, Gender and Neoliberal Insurgency of Production of Knowledge, Lindah Mhando / Index
Margaret A. McLaren teaches at Rollins College where she holds the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Philosophy. She is the author of Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity (2002).

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