Between Woman and Nation Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State

ISBN-10: 0822323222
ISBN-13: 9780822323228
Edition: 1999
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Description: Homeland, country, region, locality, and globalisation: all words whose definitions in turn affect the definition of the word "woman." The essays in Between Woman and Nation discuss women in diverse locales-ranging from Quebec to Beirut. The  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936

Homeland, country, region, locality, and globalisation: all words whose definitions in turn affect the definition of the word "woman." The essays in Between Woman and Nation discuss women in diverse locales-ranging from Quebec to Beirut. The contributors-leading scholars of gender, ethnicity, trans-nationalism, and globalisation-are united in their determination to locate and describe the performative space of interactions between woman and nation, interactions which frequently confound and resist essentialised notions of either. Divided into three parts, the collection first examines constructions of nationalism and communities whose practices complicate these constructions. The second section investigates regulations of particular nation-states and how they affect the lives of women, while the third presents studies of trans-national identity formation, in which contributors critique ideas such as "multicultural nationalism" and "global feminism." In its demonstration of the critical possibilities of feminist alliances across discrepant and distinct material conditions, Between Woman and Nation will make a unique contribution to women's studies, feminist theory, studies of globalisation and trans-nationalism, ethnic studies, and cultural studies.

Caren Kaplan is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Women's Studies at the University of California at Davis. After receiving her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she served on the faculty in the Department of English at Georgetown University from 1986 to 1992. The author of a monograph as well as the co-editor of several books, she has collaborated with Inderpal Grewal for many years on essays and edited collections. Her special interests are the history of Western and international feminism, feminist theory, and aspects of imperialism and globalization such as travel, tourism, and information technologies.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Between Woman and Nation
Whose Imagined Community?
El desorden, Nationalism, and Chicana/o Aesthetics
Bloody Metaphors and Other Allegories of the Ordinary
Chicana Feminism: In the Tracks of "The" Native Woman
Re-Imagining Chicana Urban Identities in the Public Sphere, Cool Chuca Style
A Guest at the Wedding: Honor, Memory, and (National) Desire in Michel Khleife's Wedding in Galilee
The Production of Nationness: Reading Regulatory Practices
Seduction and the Ruses of Power
From Nation-Church to Nation-State: Evolving Sex-Gender Relations in Quebec Society
Women Between Nation and State in Lebanon
Relational Positionalities of Nationalisms, Racisms, and Feminisms
Feminism-in-Nationalism: The Gendered Subaltern at the Yucatan Feminist Congresses of 1916
Transnational Subjects of Feminism: Critical Interventions in an Era of Globalization
Multicultural Nationalism and the Poetics of Inauguration
"Chicana! Rican? No, Chicana Riquena!" Refashioning the Transnational Connection
Fabricating Masculinity: Gender, Race, and Nation in a Transnational Frame
Transnationalism, Feminism, and Fundamentalism
Transnational Feminist Cultural Studies: Beyond the Marxism/Poststructuralism/Feminism Divides
Works Cited
Index
Contributors

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