Transatlantic Feminisms

Author: Cheryl R. Rodriguez
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498507174
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Transatlantic Feminisms examines the gendered complexities of African and African diaspora worlds. This book includes striking accounts of women’s strategies to challenge, circumvent, or manage threats to their survival from such forces as patriarchal political regimes, militarism and violence, migration, displacement, and unrelenting poverty.

Race Gender and Citizenship in the African Diaspora

Author: Manoucheka Celeste
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317431278
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With the exception of slave narratives, there are few stories of black international migration in U.S. news and popular culture. This book is interested in stratified immigrant experiences, diverse black experiences, and the intersection of black and immigrant identities. Citizenship as it is commonly understood today in the public sphere is a legal issue, yet scholars have done much to move beyond this popular view and situate citizenship in the context of economic, social, and political positioning. The book shows that citizenship in all of its forms is often rhetorically, representationally, and legally negated by blackness and considers the ways that blackness, and representations of blackness, impact one’s ability to travel across national and social borders and become a citizen. This book is a story of citizenship and the ways that race, gender, and class shape national belonging, with Haiti, Cuba, and the United States as the primary sites of examination.

Women s Activism in Africa

Author: Balghis Badri
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783609117
Format: PDF
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Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are coming together and making their voices heard, mobilising around causes ranging from democracy and land rights to campaigns against domestic violence. In Tanzania and Tunisia, women have made major gains in their struggle for equal political rights, and in Sierra Leone and Liberia women have been at the forefront of efforts to promote peace and reconciliation. While some of these movements have been influenced by international feminism and external donors, increasingly it is African women who are shaping the global struggle for women’s rights. Bringing together African authors who themselves are part of the activist groups, this collection represents the only comprehensive and up-to-date overview of women’s movements in contemporary Africa. Drawing on case studies and fresh empirical material from across the continent, the authors challenge the prevailing assumption that notions of women’s rights have trickled down from the global north to the south, showing instead that these movements have been shaped by above all the unique experiences and concerns of the local women involved.

Underserved Women of Color Voice and Resistance

Author: Sonja M. Brown Givens
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739185594
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This book argues that contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women’s perceived access to voice on how they manage tensions related to race, class, and gender. This book explores the politics of pursuing voice by women of color across various social contexts.

The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements

Author: Rawwida Baksh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266910
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements explores the historical, political, economic and social contexts in which transnational feminist movements have emerged and spread, and the contributions they have made to global knowledge, power and social change over the past half century. The publication of the handbook in 2015 marks the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations International Women's Year, the thirtieth anniversary of the Third World Conference on Women held in Nairobi, the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and the fifteenth anniversaries of the Millennium Development Goals and of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on 'women, peace and security'. The editors and contributors critically interrogate transnational feminist movements from a broad spectrum of locations in the global South and North: feminist organizations and networks at all levels (local, national, regional, global and 'glocal'); wider civil society organizations and networks; governmental and multilateral agencies; and academic and research institutions, among others. The handbook reflects candidly on what we have learned about transnational feminist movements. What are the different spaces from which transnational feminisms have operated and in what ways? How have they contributed to our understanding of the myriad formal and informal ways in which gendered power relations define and inform everyday life? To what extent have they destabilized or transformed the global hegemonic systems that constitute patriarchy? From a position of fifty years of knowledge production, activism, working with institutions, and critical reflection, the handbook recognizes that transnational feminist movements form a key epistemic community that can inspire and provide leadership in shaping political spaces and institutions at all levels, and transforming international political economy, development and peace processes. The handbook is organized into ten sections, each beginning with an introduction by the editors. The sections explore the main themes that have emerged from transnational feminist movements: knowledge, theory and praxis; organizing for change; body politics, health and well-being; human rights and human security; economic and social justice; citizenship and statebuilding; militarism and religious fundamentalisms; peace movements, UNSCR 1325 and postconflict rebuilding; feminist political ecology; and digital-age transformations and future trajectories.

Transatlantic Cultural Exchange

Author: Katharina Gerund
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839422736
Format: PDF
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From Josephine Baker's performances in the 1920s to the 1970s solidarity campaigns for Angela Davis, from Audre Lorde as »mother« of the Afro-German movement in the 1980s to the literary stardom of 1993 Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Germans have actively engaged with African American women's art and activism throughout the 20th century. The discursive strategies that have shaped the (West) German reactions to African American women's social activism and cultural work are examined in this study, which proposes not only a nuanced understanding of »African Americanizations« as a form of cultural exchange but also sheds new light on the role of African American culture for (West) German society, culture, and national identity.

Exploring Women s Studies

Author: Carol Berkin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This important collection contains selections by twenty scholars who have won Woodrow Wilson Fellowships in Women¿s Studies over the last 30 years, and have helped establish and further women's studies; they write about the changes in their fields, their recent research, and the theoretical underpinnings of their work. A collection that shows how a feminist approach illuminates history, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, and art. This is an indispensable book for those who want to know what contemporary scholars can tell us about women¿s lives and notions of gender.

Black Women Globalization and Economic Justice

Author: Filomina Chioma Steady
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Scholars of Africana studies, women's studies, development, and other fields explore how globalization impacts the majority of Black women in Africa and the African Diaspora. They emphasize how Black women's experience of domination is informed by historical, ideological, cultural, and institutional manifestations of the international political economy. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR