Non-western feminist reading

“Too often ‘feminism’ is understood through a western lens, and this includes African-American and Latino feminism, as practiced in the academy,” reads an item re-posted on Because We’re Still Oppressed,”which continues:  “Positions at the margins of feminism, developed from theoretical frameworks that do not rely on western epistemology are necessary to disrupt the theoretical assumptions that we have grown too comfortable with.

“Further, it is my intention that, as this list circulates tumblr through reblogs, more texts will be added to it so that space can be made for voices that are all too often unheard, new voices can be added to the feminist “canon,” and we can recognize the very real need for feminisms that arise in contexts outside the american and the western theoretical.”

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Maria Lugones “On the logic of pluralist feminism” in Pilgrimages

Alison Bailey “Locating Traitorous Identities” (about how privileged should proceed)

Uma Narayan, Chapter One, “Contesting Cultures: ‘Westernization,’ Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feminists” in Dislocating Cultures (about what is really western about our (eastern) feminism)

bell hooks “Sisterhood: political solidarity among women” in FEMINIST theory

Sumbul Ali-Karamali, “Women in Islam: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy, and that Veil Thing” inThe Muslim Next Door

Amina Wadud “Rights and Roles of Women” in Qur’an and Woman

Azizah al-Hibri “The Nature of Islamic Marriage” in Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

Birdwhistell, Joanne D. 2007. Mencius and masculinities: Dynamics of power, morality, and maternal thinking. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Butnor, Ashby. 2001. Self and social engagement in Zen Buddhism and Western feminism. East-West Connections 1(1).

Dalmiya, Vrinda. 1998a. Not just “Staying Alive.” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 15 (3): 97-116.

 

Complete list at: http://oppressedbrowngirlsdoingthings.tumblr.com/post/41260621801/non-western-feminism-a-list

 

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