Re-orienting Western Feminisms
Women's Diversity in a Postcolonial World
By (author) Chilla Bulbeck
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Re-orienting Western Feminisms by Chilla Bulbeck
Book DescriptionThe agenda of contemporary western feminism focuses on equal participation in work and education, reproductive rights, and sexual freedom. But what does feminism mean to the women of rural India who work someone else's fields, young Thai girls in the sex industry in Bangkok, or Filipino maids working for wealthy women in Hong Kong? In this 1998 book, Chilla Bulbeck presents a bold challenge to the hegemony of white, western feminism in this incisive and wide-ranging exploration of the lived experiences of 'women of colour'. She examines debates on human rights, family relationships, sexuality, and notions of the individual and community to show how their meanings and significance in different parts of the world contest the issues which preoccupy contemporary Anglophone feminists. She then turns the focus back on Anglo culture to illustrate how the theories and politics of western feminism are viewed by non-western women.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521589758
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chilla Bulbeck
Australian Women in Papua New Guinea, Paperback (July 2002)
An evocative account of white women's experiences in Papua between the 1920s and 1960s.
Re-orienting Western Feminisms, Hardback (November 1997)
This 1998 book is an incisive exploration of how the experiences of 'women of colour' contest Anglophone feminism.
Living Feminism, Hardback (October 1997)» View all books by Chilla Bulbeck
In this rich, evocative and challenging 1997 book, Chilla Bulbeck examines the impact of feminism on ordinary Australian women.
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