Cover, Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 1-5

Contents

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pp. v-9

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

THE IDEAS THAT have shaped this book have germinated over a long period of time and through the course of interacting with many students and colleagues. Many of the issues that I grapple with here are ones I have wrestled with as I have developed interdisciplinary courses and curricula at both the undergraduate and the graduate level at the various institutions I ...

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-31

WHILE SIFTING THROUGH the mass of e-mails that accumulate at the beginning of a new academic year, I was struck by the subject heading of one message. The message line exclaimed, “Saudi Women Drive! NEW at Ms. in the Classroom.” Upon opening the message, I found a generic informational advertisement recommending the use of a digital version of...

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2. U.S. State Practices and the Rhetoric of Human Rights

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pp. 32-60

ON JANUARY 13, 2009, during the course of Hillary Clinton’s Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of state for the newly inaugurated Obama administration, Senator Barbara Boxer began her questioning by holding up large, blown-up photographs of Pakistani women who were the victims of an acid attack. Boxer’s intention, as revealed in her exchange ...

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3. Transnational Economies of Representation and the Labor of the Traveling Subaltern

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pp. 61-101

ONE OF THE central features of contemporary globalization has been the transnational circulation of cultural products. Various forms of cultural representation (film, media images, literature, television programs) now move rapidly across borders. These forms of cultural circulation are no longer reducible to clear-cut geopolitical forms of movement...

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4. Regimes of Visibility and Transnational Feminist Knowledge

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pp. 102-135

THE STUDY OF transnational feminism is a historically specific paradigm that has emerged in response to the intensification of transnational flows associated with the contemporary epoch of globalization. The study of transnational feminism specifically arose in response to a growing emphasis on the limits of territorially bound nation-states in a range of...

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5. Institutional Practice and the Field of Women’s Studies

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pp. 136-167

IN 2001, I was asked to co-convene a session at a national conference that brought together representatives of institutions that had launched autonomous PhD programs in the field of women’s studies. In my remarks at that session, I suggested that if women’s studies departments were planning to train students doing graduate-level work on international questions, these ...

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6. Race, Transnational Feminism, and Paradigms of Difference

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pp. 168-189

ONE OF THE key features of the paradigm of transnational feminism is that it has emerged within and is shaped in central ways by models of multicultural education that are specific to the context of the United States. A central underlying challenge in the institutionalization of transnational approaches within the field of women’s studies thus lies with the way in ...

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7. Afterword: The Moment of Transnational Feminism in the United States

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pp. 190-197

THE ESSAYS IN this book have examined the implications that transnational perspectives have for the way in which we make sense of a complex and deeply interconnected world. The paradigm of transnational feminism provides a critical case study for such reflection both because transnational perspectives have sought to capture contemporary global phenomena that ...

Notes

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pp. 199-218

Bibliography

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pp. 219-234

Index

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pp. 235-245

About the Author

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pp. 246-257