Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism


This book presents provocative analyses of the simultaneous oppressions of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as the role that imperialism plays in the productions of knowledge and of persons- a powerful collection.

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“The essays are provocative and enhance knowledge of Third World women s issues. Highly recommended… ” Choice

..”. the book challenges assumptions and pushes historic and geographical boundaries that must be altered if women of all colors are to win the struggles thrust upon us by the new world order of the 1990s.” New Directions for Women

“This surely is a book for anyone trying to comprehend the ways sexism fuels racism in a post-colonial, post-Cold War world that remains dangerous for most women.” Cynthia H. Enloe
..”. provocative analyses of the simultaneous oppressions of race, class, gender and sexuality… a powerful collection.” Gloria Anzaldua
..”. propels third world feminist perspectives from the periphery to the cutting edge of feminist theory in the 1990s.” Aihwa Ong

..”. a carefully presented wealth of much-needed information.” Audre Lorde

..”. it is a significant book.” The Bloomsbury Review

..”. excellent… The nondoctrinaire approach to the Third World and to feminism in general is refreshing and compelling.” World Literature Today

..”. an excellent collection of essays examining Third World feminism.” The Year s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

These essays document the debates, conflicts, and contradictions among those engaged in developing third world feminist theory and politics. Contributors: Evelyne Accad, M. Jacqui Alexander, Carmen Barroso, Cristina Bruschini, Rey Chow, Juanita Diaz-Cotto, Angela Gilliam, Faye V. Harrison, Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, Barbara Smith, Nayereh Tohidi, Lourdes Torres, Cheryl L. West, & Nellie Wong.”

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Weight 1.21 lbs
Dimensions 9.18 × 6.16 × 0.99 in


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