Description - Working Feminism by Geraldine Pratt
This is an examination of the key concepts and debates that have defined feminist scholarship since the 1990s - the possibilities, for example, of working with universalist principles, and the need to inflect multiculturalism with postcolonial perspectives - and considers where they go when we think about them geographically. Theoretical and empirical chapters alternate with each other: the latter put the concepts to work introduced in the former in relation to the real problems faced by immigrant women in Canada. Substantial and wide-ranging discussions of human rights and feminist politics are thus brought to earth and - by putting them into the context of individual predicaments - to life. The book demonstrates the immediate practicality of abstract debate, and works away at divisions between culturalist and materialist, theoretical and practical feminisms.
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Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography - Geraldine Pratt
Geraldine Pratt is Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She is editor of Society and Space, co-editor of The Dictionary of Human Geography 4th edition (Blackwell, 2000), and has published extensively in feminist and cultural geography and theory.