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The global and the intimate : feminism in our time

Author: Geraldine Pratt; Victoria Rosner
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Gender and culture.
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Sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors establish new paths in the study of intimacy and globalization, challenging globalization's grand narratives and their representation of women as either victims of forced migration or local actors of limited influence. These essays intervene in grand narratives of global relations by focusing on the specific, the quotidian, the affective, and the eccentric.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Global and the intimate.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012003963
(OCoLC)776773223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Pratt; Victoria Rosner
ISBN: 9780231520843 0231520840
OCLC Number: 795523764
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 325 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Global and the Intimate; I THE ANATOMY OF INTIMACY; 1. Intimacy: A Useful Category of Transnational Analysis; 2. In the Interests of Taste and Place: Economies of Attachment; 3. Jamaica Kincaid's Practical Politics of the Intimate in My Garden (Book); 4. Widening Circles; II MEMORY, HISTORY, COMMUNITY; 5. Facing: Intimacy Across Divisions; 6. Objects of Return; 7. Narratives and Rights: Zlata's Diary and the Circulation of Stories of Suffering Ethnicity; 8. Letter from Argentina; III LEGISLATING INTIMACY. ""Security Moms"" in Twenty-First-Century U.S.A.: The Gender of Security in Neoliberalism10. ""LIke a Family, Byt Not Quite"": Emotional Labor and Cinematic Politics of Intimacy; 11. What We Women Talk About When We Talk About Interracial Love; 12. The Pedagogy of the Spiral: Intimacy and Captivity in a Women's Prison; IV GLOBAL FEMINISM AND THE SUBJECTS OF KNOWLEDGE; 13. Witnessing, Femicide, and a Politics of the Familiar; 14. Solidarity, Self-Critique, and Survival: Sangtin's Struggles with Fieldwork; 15. Tehran Kids; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner.
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Sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors establish new paths in the study of intimacy and globalization, challenging globalization's grand narratives and their representation of women as either victims of forced migration or local actors of limited influence. These essays intervene in grand narratives of global relations by focusing on the specific, the quotidian, the affective, and the eccentric. They scrutinize the frames we use to recognize and organize intimacy and analyze the global forces that undergird personal experience and exchange. Writing from multiple.

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