Title

Feminisms in Asia : introduction

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Publication Date

12-1-2001

Volume

2

Issue

3

First Page

387

Last Page

388

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Abstract

The contentious global history of modernity, and `our’ (call it `Asian’ for the moment) difficult and unequal relationship with the `West’, impinge on the claim to international solidarity made by post-1970s feminism, a claim articulated both in and out of western locations, although for different reasons. Often, even a radical internationalist claim has led, in non-western societies, to the branding of local feminisms as alien and intrusive by hostile forces on both left and right. A com- mon response by feminists was to trace the indigenous genealogies of contemporary feminism; but such an enterprise, focusing as it did on the subject of `women’, tended not to address the complex formation of gender-identity in its relation to class, caste, race, ethnicity, religious community, etc.

DOI

10.1080/14649370120096503

Print ISSN

14649373

E-ISSN

14698447

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Recommended Citation

Niranjana, T. (2001). Feminisms in Asia: Introduction. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2(3), 387-388. doi: 10.1080/14649370120096503