Transnational Feminism is a contemporary paradigm. The name highlights the difference between international and transnational conceptions of feminism, and favours the latter. As a feminist approach, it can be said that transnational feminism is generally attentive to intersections among nationhood, race, gender, sexuality and economic exploitation on a world scale, in the context of emergent global capitalism.
Transnational feminists inquire into the social, political and economic conditions comprising imperialism; their connections to colonialism and nationalism; the role of gender, the state, race, class, and sexuality in the organization of resistance to hegemonies in the making and unmaking of nation and nation-state.
Transnational feminist practice is attentive to feminism as both a liberatory formation and one with longstanding ties to colonialism, racism and imperialism. As such, it resists utopic ideas about "global sisterhood" while simultaneously working to lay the groundwork for more productive and equitable social relations among women across borders and cultural contexts.
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... Eurocentrism and Orientalism, as well as with postcolonial and transnational approaches to Cultural Studies ... Tauris, 2010) Talking Visions Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age (MIT The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998) Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation and Postcolonial ... (Routledge, 1994) Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (Rutgers Univ ...
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