By Millie Thayer

This ethnographic examine examines the transnational kin between feminist events on the finish of the 20 th century, exploring in a different way located women’s companies within the Northeast Brazilian nation of Pernambuco.

The traditional narrative of globalization tells the tale of inexorable forces past the skill of people to mute or transcend. But this learn tells a distinct tale, certainly one of social actors purposefully weaving cross-border relationships. From this vantage element, worldwide social forces will not be immaculately conceived. Instead, they're constituted via human actors with their very own pursuits and identities, situated particularly social contexts. 

Making Transnational Feminism takes what a few have known as "global civil society" as its item, relocating past either dire predictions and euphoric celebrations to appreciate how transnational political relationships are built and sustained throughout social and geographical divides. It additionally offers a compelling case examine to be used in complex undergraduate and graduate classes in globalization, gender reports, and social movements.

Show description

Read or Download Making Transnational Feminism: Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil (Perspectives on Gender) PDF

Similar Feminist Theory books

Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)

It is a revised version of Walker's recognized booklet in feminist ethics first released in 1997. Walker's booklet proposes a view of morality and an method of moral conception which makes use of the severe insights of feminism and race idea to reconsider the epistemological and ethical place of the moral theorist, and the way ethical idea is inescapably formed by means of tradition and background.

Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era

Pundits and politicians usually opine at the irrelevance of feminism and the women's circulation at the present time. a few commentators describe the kingdom of feminism as "post-feminist," along both questionable claims of Barack Obama's election as signaling a "post-racial" the United States. sleek Misogyny examines modern anti-feminism in a "post-feminist" period.

Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Modern theorists use the time period "social development" with the purpose of disclosing how what is purportedly "natural" is frequently at the very least partially social and, extra particularly, how this covering of the social is politically major. In those formerly released essays, Sally Haslanger attracts on insights from feminist and demanding race idea to discover and strengthen the concept gender and race are positions inside of a constitution of social relatives.

Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

Initially released in 1529, the Declamation at the Preeminence and the Aristocracy of the feminine intercourse argues that girls are greater than equivalent to males in all issues that truly subject, together with the general public spheres from which that they had lengthy been excluded. instead of without delay refuting triumphing knowledge, Agrippa makes use of women's superiority as a rhetorical gadget and overturns the misogynistic interpretations of the feminine physique in Greek drugs, within the Bible, in Roman and canon legislation, in theology and ethical philosophy, and in politics.

Additional resources for Making Transnational Feminism: Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil (Perspectives on Gender)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 11 votes