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Description - Between Woman and Nation by Caren Kaplan

Divided into three parts, this collection attempts to describe the effect of the homeland, country, region, locality and globalization on the definition of the word "woman" from such diverse places as Quebec to Beirut. The first part examines constructions of nationalism and communities whose practices complicate these definitions. The second section investigates regulations of particular nation-states and how they affect the lives of women, while the third presents studies of transnational identity formation, in which contributors discuss ideas such as "multicultural nationalism" and "global feminism".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780822323228
ISBN-10: 0822323222
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Caren Kaplan

Caren Kaplan is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement, also published by Duke University Press.Norma Alarcon is Professor of Women's Studies, Ethinic Studies, Spanish, and Portuguese at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Ninfomania.Minoo Moallem is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at San Francisco State University.