Global Feminist Politics
Identities in a Changing World
Edited by Suki Ali, Kelly Coate, Wangui wa Goro
Routledge – 2000 – 200 pages
Global Feminist Politics examines the changing global context for feminist political action, its meaning and forms. It acknowledges the existence of dissent and debate among feminists, asserting that such debate leads to innovation in theory and practice. This book reaches the conclusion that the future of the women's movement depends upon a dialogue which is unafraid to cut across perceived differences.
Focusing on key issues raise by a feministic commitment to global political change, this book covers subjects including:
* the relevance of contemporary feminist politics for younger women
* gendered accounts of genocide and catastrophe
* exile, migration and diaspora
* gender and the internet
* women and the nationalist movement in India
* gender issues in Pakistan, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East.
Featuring an international panel of cutting-edge feminist thinkers, Global Feminist Politics demonstrates the innovative work being undertaken in the academic and professional worlds, as well as in women's activism. It is an invaluable resource for students in Women's Studies and Development Studies, as well as all those interested in the development of contemporary global feminism.
'The aim of the text is to think creatively and transgress the limits of the intellectual and the political. Jane Kenway and Diana Langmead provide an outstanding contribution to this study: 'Fast Capitalism, Fast Feminism and some Fast Food for Thought'. They show the dominant forces shaping university life in Australia and the future of feminism in the academy.' - Australian Popular Culture and Media Studies - Years work in Critical Cultural Theory - Vol 10 No.7 02
'Global Feminist Politics is a refreshing collection' - International Feminist Journal of Politics, 4:3 December 2002
Suki Ali is currently completing an ESRC funded PhD at the Institute for Education, University of London. Her work has been published in Gender and Education and Irish Journal of Feminist Studies. Kelly Coate is a Research Officer also at the Institute of Education, and has taught and published in the fields of women's studies and education.