Re-orienting Western Feminisms

Re-orienting Western Feminisms

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What does feminism mean to the women of rural India, young Thai sex workers, or Filipino maids in Hong Kong? Chilla Bulbeck presents a bold challenge to the hegemony of white, Western feminism in this incisive and wide-ranging exploration of the lived experiences of qwomen of color.q She examines debates on human rights, family relationships, sexuality and notions of the individual and community to show how their meanings and significance in different parts of the world contests the issues that preoccupy contemporary Anglophone feminists.For migrants to Australia, the family offers a buffer against a strange or hostile dominant culture (de Lepcrvanche 1991:155; ... to English classes, and Turkish women the childcare support of school, relatives and neighbours (Vasta 1991: 169, 172; ... Gladys Revelo in Migrant Womena#39;s Emergency Support Service 1987).

Title:Re-orienting Western Feminisms
Author: Chilla Bulbeck
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998

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