The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time by Geraldine Pratt

The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

byGeraldine Pratt, Victoria Rosner

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Sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors establish new paths in the study of intimacy and globalization, challenging globalization’s grand narratives and their representation of women as either victims of forced migration or local actors of limited influence.

These essays intervene in grand narratives of global relations by focusing on the specific, the quotidian, the affective, and the eccentric. They scrutinize the frames we use to recognize and organize intimacy and analyze the global forces that undergird personal experience and exchange. Writing from multiple disciplinary and geographical perspectives, contributors extend a long-standing feminist tradition of challenging gender-based oppositions by upending hierarchies of space and scale. By placing the global and the intimate in near relation, they forge a distinctively feminist approach to questions of transnational relations, economic development, and intercultural exchange. This pairing encourages more personal modes of writing and engagement with the globalization debate and fashions a sense of justice that responds more thoroughly to the specificity of time, place, and feeling.
Geraldine Pratt is professor of geography at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Working Feminism and Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love and the coauthor of Gender, Work, and Space.Victoria Rosner is associate dean at Columbia University, where she teaches courses on modernist l...
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Title:The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our TimeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Global and the Intimate -- Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner

I. The Anatomy of Intimacy: Bodies, Feelings, and the Everyday
1. Intimacy: A Useful Category of Transnational Analysis -- Ara Wilson
2. In the Interests of Taste and Place: Economies of Attachment -- Elspeth Probyn
3. Jamaica Kincaid's Practical Politics of the Intimate in My Garden (book) -- Agnese Fidecaro
4. Widening Circles -- Rachel Adams

II. Memory, History, Community: Personal Narrative in a Transnational Frame
5. Facing: Intimacy Across Divisions -- Mieke Bal
6. Objects of Return -- Marianne Hirsch
7. Narratives and Rights: Zlata's Diary and the Circulation of Stories of Suffering Ethnicity -- Sidonie Smith
8. Letter from Argentina -- Nancy K. Miller

III. Legislating Intimacy: Women's Work, State Control, and the Politics of Reputation
9. "Security Moms" in Twenty-First-Century U.S.A.: The Gender of Security in Neoliberalism -- Inderpal Grewal
10. "Like a Family, But Not Quite": Emotional Labor and Cinematic Politics of Intimacy -- Tsung-Yi Michelle Huang and Chi-She Li
11. What We Women Talk About When We Talk About Interracial Love -- Min Jin Lee
12. The Pedagogy of the Spiral: Intimacy and Captivity in a Women's Prison -- Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius

IV. Global Feminism and the Subjects of Knowledge
13. Witnessing, Femicide, and a Politics of the Familiar -- Melissa W. Wright
14. Solidarity, Self-Critique, and Survival: Sangtin's Struggles with Fieldwork -- Sangtin Writers
15. Tehran Kids -- Mikhal Dekel

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Balancing feminist theory's commitment to the everyday with a keen understanding of the structures that shape lives, The Global and the Intimate demonstrates how the site-specific material practices undertaken by embodied agents both connect with and affect other people and places across the globe. It is a richly textured book that merits a wide audience while inviting a reconsideration of hierarchies of space and scale and their relevance to feminist investigations.