Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism

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Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, Lourdes Torres
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Social Science - 338 pages
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"The essays are provocative and enhance knowledge of Third World women's issues. Highly recommended... "Â —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 Anzaldúa
"... 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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One of the best books out there on women's social and political conditions in Africa and southern Asia. Read full review

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A very valuable contribution to the literature, emphasizing that women or women groups are not ahistorical or universal, and they are differentiated by class, ethnicity, geographical locations etc ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Feminist Scholarship
51
China as Crisis
81
Black Lesbians
101
The Postcolonial State
133
Discussions
153
Women and Crime in the United States
197
National Liberation and Sexual Politics
213
Conflicts
237
Feminist
251
Race Identity and Feminist Struggles
269
Our Bridge to Freedom
288
White
297
World Women and Feminism
314
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Professor of Women's Studies at Hamilton College and Core Faculty at the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. She is coeditor of Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures and Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism.

Ann Russo is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Her research, teaching, and activism focus on the harassment, abuse, and violence in women's lives. She is co-editor of Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (1990) and co-author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality (1998).

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