Transnational Feminism in the United States

Ethics, Politics, and Knowledge

This is a panel discussion of Prof. Leela Fernandes's book. Discussants include: Maria Cotera, George Steinmetz, and Elizabeth Wingrove.

U.S. Transnational Feminism is a provocative examination of the ways in which we understand and create knowledge about the world. The book examines the rise of transnational feminism in the United States and challenges us to think of "the global" and "the transnational" as ways of viewing the world that have emerged from specific political, economic, and historical circumstances in the United States. Transnational Feminism asks what it means to locate feminist research and theory within a transnational frame in the specific location and historical location that we live in and how we can unsettle such national views of the world. The book addresses a range of issues including the impact of the U.S 'war on terror" on knowledge about the world and human rights, cultural forms of knowledge such as film and fiction, feminist knowledge practices, and institutional practices within the U.S. academy.

This is part of IRWG's Gender: New Works, New Questions series.

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