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The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Victoria Rosner and Geraldine Pratt


By placing the global and the intimate in near relation, sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors forge a distinctively feminist approach to questions of transnational relations, economic development, and intercultural exchange. This pairing enables personal modes of writing and engagement with globalization debates and forges a definition of justice keyed to the specificity of time, place, and feeling. Writing from multiple disciplinary and geographical perspectives, the contributors participate in a long-standing feminist tradition of upending spatial hierarchies and making ... More

Keywords: feminism, transnational relations, economic development, intercultural exchange, globalization, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231154499
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Rosner, editor
Columbia University

Geraldine Pratt, editor

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Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner

I The Anatomy of Intimacy

1 Intimacy

Ara Wilson

4 Widening Circles

Rachel Adams

II Memory, History, Community

5 Facing

Mieke Bal

6 Objects of Return

Marianne Hirsch

7 Narratives and Rights

Sidonie Smith

8 Letter From Argentina

Nancy K. Miller

III Legislating Intimacy

10 “Like a Family, But Not Quite”

Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Chi-She Li

12 The Pedagogy of the Spiral

Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius

IV Global Feminism and the Subjects of Knowledge

14 Solidarity, Self-Critique, and Survival

Sangtin Writers Reena, Richa Nagar, Richa Singh, Surbala

15 Tehran Kids

Mikhal Dekel

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