The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements

Hardcover | March 10, 2015

EditorRawwida Baksh, Wendy Harcourt

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The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements explores the historical, political, economic and social contexts in which transnational feminist movements have emerged and spread, and the contributions they have made to global knowledge, power and social change over the past halfcentury. The publication of the handbook in 2015 marks the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations International Women's Year, the thirtieth anniversary of the Third World Conference on Women held in Nairobi, the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and thefifteenth anniversaries of the Millennium Development Goals and of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on "women, peace and security".The editors and contributors critically interrogate transnational feminist movements from a broad spectrum of locations in the global South and North: feminist organizations and networks at all levels (local, national, regional, global and "glocal"); wider civil society organizations and networks;governmental and multilateral agencies; and academic and research institutions, among others.The handbook reflects candidly on what we have learned about transnational feminist movements. What are the different spaces from which transnational feminisms have operated and in what ways? How have they contributed to our understanding of the myriad formal and informal ways in which genderedpower relations define and inform everyday life? To what extent have they destabilized or transformed the global hegemonic systems that constitute patriarchy? From a position of fifty years of knowledge production, activism, working with institutions, and critical reflection, the handbook recognizesthat transnational feminist movements form a key epistemic community that can inspire and provide leadership in shaping political spaces and institutions at all levels, and transforming international political economy, development and peace processes.The handbook is organized into ten sections, each beginning with an introduction by the editors. The sections explore the main themes that have emerged from transnational feminist movements: knowledge, theory and praxis; organizing for change; body politics, health and well-being; human rights andhuman security; economic and social justice; citizenship and statebuilding; militarism and religious fundamentalisms; peace movements, UNSCR 1325 and postconflict rebuilding; feminist political ecology; and digital-age transformations and future trajectories.

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The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements explores the historical, political, economic and social contexts in which transnational feminist movements have emerged and spread, and the contributions they have made to global knowledge, power and social change over the past halfcentury. The publication of the handbook in 2015 ...

Dr. Rawwida Baksh is an activist, researcher, writer and policy adviser on women's rights and gender equality. She has worked at the University of the West Indies, Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), Commonwealth Secretariat, and International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Dr. Wendy Harcourt is Associa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:984 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Contributors1. Rawwida Baksh and Wendy Harcourt: IntroductionSECTION ONE: KNOWLEDGE, THEORY AND PRAXISWendy Harcourt: Introduction2. Valentine M. Moghadam: Transnational Feminist Activism and Movement-building3. Linda E. Carty and Chandra T. Mohanty: Mapping Transnational Feminist Engagements: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Solidarity4. Manisha Desai: Critical Cartography, Theories, and Praxis of Transnational FeminismsSECTION TWO: ORGANIZING FOR CHANGERawwida Baksh: Introduction5. Irene Tinker: The Camel's Nose: Women Infiltrate the Development Project6. Peggy Antrobus: DAWN, the Third World Feminist Network: Upturning Hierarchies7. Joanne Sandler: The 'Warriors Within': How Feminists Change Bureaucracies and Bureaucracies Change Feminists8. Anita Vandenbeld: International Trends in Women's Political Participation and RepresentationSECTION THREE: BODY POLITICS, HEALTH AND WELLBEINGWendy Harcourt: Introduction9. Rosalind P. Petchesky: Owning and Disowning the Body: A Reflection10. Alexandra Garita: Moving Toward Sexual and Reproductive Justice: A Transnational and Multigenerational Feminist Remix11. Thanh-Dam Truong: Human Trafficking, Globalization and Transnational Feminist Responses12. Jose F. Serrano-Amaya and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz: Masculinities, 'Profeminism' and Feminism in Latin AmericaSECTION FOUR: HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN SECURITYRawwida Baksh: Introduction13. Viviene Taylor: Human Rights and Human Security: Feminists Contesting the Terrain14. M. Shanthi Dairiam: CEDAW, Gender, and Culture15. Rebecca J. Hall: Feminist Strategies to End Violence Against WomenSECTION FIVE: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICEWendy Harcourt: Introduction16. Shahrashoub Razavi: Care and Social Reproduction: Some Reflections on Concepts, Policies and Politics from a Development Perspective17. Mariama Williams: Feminist Transnational Organizing on Gender and Trade: The Work of IGTN18. Zohra Khan: Gender-responsive Budgets19. Marjorie Mbilinyi: Transformative Feminism in Tanzania: Animation and Grassroots Women's Struggles for Land and LivelihoodsSECTION SIX: CITIZENSHIP AND STATE-BUILDINGRawwida Baksh: Introduction20. Virginia Vargas: Feminism and Democratic Struggles in Latin America21. Amrita Chhachhi and Sunila Abeysekera: Forging a New Political Imaginary: Transnational Southasian Feminisms22. Lanyan Chen: From Chinese State Capitalism to Women's Activism: The Implications of Economic Reforms for Women and the Evolution of Feminist Organizing23. Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay: Gendered Citizenship in the Postcolony: The Challenge for Transformational Feminist PoliticsSECTION SEVEN: MILITARISM AND RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISMSRawwida Baksh: Introduction24. Maryam Khalid: Feminist Perspectives on Militarism and War: Critiques, Contradictions and Collusions'25. Mariz Tadros: From Secular Reductionism to Religious Essentialism: Implications for the Gender Agenda26. Seema Kazi: South Asia's Gendered 'Wars on Terror'SECTION EIGHT: PEACE MOVEMENTS, UNSCR 1325 AND POST-CONFLICT RE-BUILDINGRawwida Baksh: Introduction27. Linda Etchart: Demilitarizing the Global: Women's Peace Movements and Transnational Networks28. Jennifer F. Klot: UN Security Council Resolution 1325: A Feminist Transformative Agenda?29. Sherrill Whittington: Women in Post-conflict Decision-making: Change for the Better?30. Helen O'Connell: Feminist Perspectives on State-building or Re-building in Crisis ContextsSECTION NINE: FEMINIST POLITICAL ECOLOGYWendy Harcourt: Introduction31. Diane Rocheleau and Padini Nirmal: Feminist Political Ecologies: Grounded, Networked and Rooted on Earth32. Ana Agostino: Climate Justice and Women's Agency: Voicing Other Ways of Doing33. Sumi Krishna: Women's Transformative Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods: Learning from Indian ExperiencesSECTION TEN: DIGITAL AGE TRANSFORMATIONS AND FUTURE TRAJECTORIESWendy Harcourt: Introduction34. Gillian Youngs: Digital Transformations of Transnational Feminism in Theory and Practice35. Priya A. Kurian, Debashish Munshi and Anuradha Mundkur: The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles Around Gender-based Violence36. Sarah Hendriks and Keshet Bachan: Because I Am a Girl: The Emergence of Girls in DevelopmentIndex