Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity

For this Meetup, we will be reading Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity by Chandra Talpade Mohanty. It can be purchased in paperback.

We will meet on the second floor of Madhatter, located in Dupont Circle. Metro accessible. 

A preview from Goodreads:
"Bringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders addresses some of the most pressing and complex issues facing contemporary feminism. Forging vital links between daily life and collective action and between theory and pedagogy, Mohanty has been at the vanguard of Third World and international feminist thought and activism for nearly two decades. This collection highlights the concerns running throughout her pioneering work: the politics of difference and solidarity, decolonizing and democratizing feminist practice, the crossing of borders, and the relation of feminist knowledge and scholarship to organizing and social movements. Mohanty offers here a sustained critique of globalization and urges a reorientation of transnational feminist practice toward anticapitalist struggles.Feminism without Borders opens with Mohanty's influential critique of western feminism ("Under Western Eyes") and closes with a reconsideration of that piece based on her latest thinking regarding the ways that gender matters in the racial, class, and national formations of globalization. In between these essays, Mohanty meditates on the lives of women workers at different ends of the global assembly line (in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States); feminist writing on experience, identity, and community; dominant conceptions of multiculturalism and citizenship; and the corporatization of the North American academy. She considers the evolution of interdisciplinary programs like Women's Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies; pedagogies of accommodation and dissent; and transnational women's movements for grassroots ecological solutions and consumer, health, and reproductive rights. Mohanty's probing and provocative analyses of key concepts in feminist thought—"home," "sisterhood," "experience," "community"—lead the way toward a feminism without borders, a feminism fully engaged with the realities of a transnational world." 

Again, I am looking forward to meeting you all and discussing Mohanty's work.

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  • Kalyan

    Great discussion. Thanks again Danielle for organizing this!

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here at mad hatter. How do we find each other?

    April 20, 2014

  • Daryl

    Opps! I am unable to come because of family vists. Catch you next time.

    April 16, 2014

  • Jess

    I'll be out of town and can't wait to make it to a meetup!

    March 9, 2014

    • Danielle

      We'll still be here! Cheers.

      March 10, 2014

    • Claire

      So sad I'll be out of town too but hoping to make it to the next meetup!

      March 18, 2014

  • Kalyan

    I just ordered the book on Amazon. Looking forward to meeting you all and discussing it.

    Here is an interesting discussion on an Indian news channel with Gloria Steinem, Amartya Sen and few other activists about feminism in 2014.

    http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/we-the-people/we-the-people-the-power-of-she/306905

    March 10, 2014

    • Danielle

      Kalyan, thank you for sharing this link with us. I look forward to checking it out.

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • Danielle

    As a general rule for us all, please use the comments section to articulate relevant concerns, questions, or thoughts in respectful and affirming ways. Please avoid using potentially agitating verbiage and/or making gratuitous remarks. We want to establish a space in which we can be honest and vocal but also respectful and respected. We all are equally responsible for holding ourselves, the group, accountable to interact with the texts and with each other in constructive ways. Thanks! Looking forward to meeting!

    3 · March 9, 2014

  • Alistaire

    maybe

    March 8, 2014

  • Dee

    Hey, wish I could join but I'll be traveling that day. Looking forward to future feminist book club events!

    March 6, 2014

    • Danielle

      Hi Dee, looking foward to meeting you when you can make it. Safe travels!

      March 6, 2014

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