Feminist postcolonial theory : a reader /

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Imprint:New York : Routledge, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 754 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Feminism -- History.
Feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Feminist theory.
Théorie féministe.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11302292
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Other authors / contributors:Lewis, Reina, 1963- editor.
Mills, Sara, 1954- editor.
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Notes:Includes notes at chapter ends, bibliographical references (pages 739-746), and index.
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Summary:This volume presents readers with a tripartite purpose: to nurture a discussion and a critical reading on hierarchical relations and on modes of oppression; to foster a fertile dialogue, where poetic word, academic discourses and activism respond to each other; to recall through this manifesto that complex theories such as feminism and postcolonial thought are often stimulated by political convictions. The desire to deconstruct, even to "decolonize," the main theoretical fields of both postcolonial and feminist theories, indeed traverses this volume, as shown by the diversity and the vigour of the 28 articles presented herein. Divided into six thematic chapters, Reina Lewis's and Sara Mills's volume aims, not at defining the complexity of feminist postcolonial theory, but at locating its struggles, tools, and fields of investigation, through various, and often major texts of feminist postcolonial thought.
Other form:Print version: Feminist postcolonial theory. New York : Routledge, 2003 0415942756
Standard no.:10.4324/9780203825235
Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Gendering colonialism and postcolonialism/racialising feminism ; The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house / Audre Lorde
  • Notes towards a politics of location / Adrienne Rich
  • The uses of fundamentalism / Gita Sahgal, Nira Yuval-Davis
  • Under Western eyes : feminist scholarship and colonial discourses / Chandra Talpade Mohanty
  • US Third-World feminism : the theory and method of oppositional consciousness in the postmodern world / Chela Sandoval
  • Part 2. Rethinking whiteness ; To make the facts known : racial terror and the construction of white femininity / Vron Ware
  • Iroquois women, European women / Natalie Zemon Davis
  • White women and colonialism : towards a non-recuperative history / Jane Haggis
  • I'm a feminist but ... "Other" women and postnational feminism / Ien Ang
  • The oppositional gaze : Black female spectators / bell hooks
  • "On the threshold of woman's era" : lynching, empire and sexuality in Black feminist theory / Hazel V. Carby
  • Part 3. Redefining the 'Third World' subject ; Dead women tell no tales : issues of female subjectivity, subaltern agency and tradition in colonial and postcolonial writings on widow immolation in India / Ania Loomba
  • End of empire : Islam, nationalism and women in Turkey / Deniz Kandiyoti
  • How native is a "native" anthropologist? / Kirin Narayan
  • Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Where have all the natives gone? / Rey Chow
  • Part 3. Sexuality and sexual rights ; Racism, birth control and reproductive rights / Angela Davis
  • Feminisms and universalisms : "universal rights" and the legal debate around the practice of female excision in France / Francoise Lionnet
  • State versus Islam : Malay families, women's bodies and the body politic in Malaysia / Aihwa Ong
  • Debt-bondage and trafficking : don't believe the hype / Alison Murray
  • Reconfiguring hierarchies : the Ilbert Bill controversy, 1883-84 / Mrinalini Sinha
  • Vacation cruises : or, the homoerotics of orientalism / Joseph A. Boone
  • Part 5. Harem and the veil ; The meaning of spatial boundaries / Fatima Mernissi
  • The seen, the unseen and the imagined : private and public lives / Sarah Graham-Brown
  • On veiling, vision and voyage : cross-cultural dressing and narratives of identity / Reina Lewis
  • Veiled fantasies : cultural and sexual difference in the discourse of orientalism / Meyda Yeǧenoǧlu
  • Unveiling Algeria / Winifred Woodhull
  • Veiling resistance / Fadwa El Guindi
  • Part 6. Gender and post/colonial spatial relations ; Diaspora, border and transnational identities / Avtar Brah
  • Imperial leather : race, cross-dressing and the cult of domesticity / Anne McClintock
  • Earth honoring : Western desires and indigenous knowledges / Jane M. Jacobs
  • Gender and colonial space / Sara Mills
  • Spatial stories under siege : British women writing from Lucknow in 1857 / Alison Blunt.