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Feminist Postcolonial Theory : a Reader.

Author: Reina Lewis
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Feminism and postcolonialism are allies, and the impressive selection of writings brought together in this volume demonstrate how fruitful that alliance can be. Reina Lewis and Sara Mills have assembled a brilliant selection of thinkers, organizing them into six categories: ""Gendering Colonialism and Postcolonialism/Radicalizing Feminism, "" ""Rethinking Whiteness, "" ""Redefining the 'Third World' Subject, ""  Read more...
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Lewis, Reina.
Feminist Postcolonial Theory : A Reader.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reina Lewis
ISBN: 9781136785207 1136785205
OCLC Number: 831119197
Description: 1 online resource (767 pages)
Contents: Cover; FEMINIST POSTCOLONIAL THEORY: A READER; Copyright; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART I GENDERING COLONIALISM AND POSTCOLONIALISM/RACIALISING FEMINISM; 1.1 'THE MASTER'S TOOLS WILL NEVER DISMANTLE THE MASTER'S HOUSE'; 1.2 'NOTES TOWARD A POLITICS OF LOCATION'; 1.3 'THE USES OF FUNDAMENTALISM'; 1.4 'UNDER WESTERN EYES: FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP AND COLONIAL DISCOURSES'; 1.5 'US THIRD-WORLD FEMINISM: THE THEORY AND METHOD OF OPPOSITIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD'; PART 2 RETHINKING WHITENESS. 2.1 'to make the facts known: racial terror and the construction of white femininity'2.2 'iroquois women, european women'; 2.3 'white women and colonialism: towards a non-recuperative history'; 2.4 'i'm a feminist but ... "other" women and postnational feminism'; 2.5 'the oppositional gaze: black female spectators'; 2.6 '"on the threshold of woman's era": lynching, empire and sexuality in black feminist theory'; part 3 redefining the 'third-world' subject. 3.1 'dead women tell no tales: issues of female subjectivity, subaltern agency and tradition in colonial and postcolonial writings on widow immolation in india'3.2 'end of empire: islam, nationalism and women in turkey'; 3.3 'how native is a "native" anthropologist?'; 3.4 'three women's texts and a critique of imperialism'; 3.5 'where have all the natives gone?'; part 4 sexuality and sexual rights; 4.1 'racism, birth control and reproductive rights'; 4.2 'feminisms and universalisms: "universal rights" and the legal debate around the practice of female excision in france' 4.3 'state versus islam: malay families, women's bodies and the body politic in malaysia'4.4 'debt-bondage and trafficking: don't believe the hype'; 4.5 reconfiguring hierarchies: the ilbert bill controversy, 1883-84; 4.6 'vacation cruises; or, the homoerotics of orientalism'; part 5 harem and the veil; 5.1 'the meaning of spatial boundaries'; 5.2 'the seen, the unseen and the imagined: private and public lives'; 5.3 'on veiling, vision and voyage: cross-cultural dressing and narratives of identity'; 5.4 'veiled fantasies: cultural and sexual difference in the discourse of orientalism' 5.5 'unveiling algeria'5.6 'veiling resistance'; part 6 gender and post/colonial spatial relations; 6.1 'diaspora, border and transnational identities'; 6.2 'imperial leather: race, crossdressing and the cult of domesticity'; 6.3 'earth honoring: western desires and indigenous knowledges'; 6.4 'gender and colonial space'; 6.5 'spatial stories under siege: british women writing from lucknow in 1857; bibliography; index.

Abstract:

Feminism and postcolonialism are allies, and the impressive selection of writings brought together in this volume demonstrate how fruitful that alliance can be. Reina Lewis and Sara Mills have assembled a brilliant selection of thinkers, organizing them into six categories: ""Gendering Colonialism and Postcolonialism/Radicalizing Feminism, "" ""Rethinking Whiteness, "" ""Redefining the 'Third World' Subject, "" ""Sexuality and Sexual Rights, "" ""Harem and the Veil, "" and ""Gender and Post/colonial Relations."" A bibliography complements the wide-ranging essays. This is the ideal volume for any.

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