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Dissident Friendships
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Often perceived as unbridgeable, the boundaries that divide humanity from itself--whether national, gender, racial, political, or imperial--are rearticulated through friendship. Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose edit a collection of essays that express the different ways women forge hospitality in deference to or defiance of the structures meant to keep them apart. Emerging out of postcolonial theory, the works discuss instances when the authors have negotiated friendship's complicated, conflicted, and contradictory terrain; offer fresh perspectives on feminists' invested, reluctant, and selective uses of the nation; reflect on how the arts contribute to conversations about feminism, dissent, resistance, and solidarity; and unpack the details of transnational dissident friendships. Contributors: Lori E. Amy, Azza Basarudin, Himika Bhattacharya, Kabita Chakma, Elora Halim Chowdhury, Laurie R. Cohen, Esha Niyogi De, Eglantina Gjermeni, Glen Hill, Alka Kurian, Meredith Madden, Angie Mejia, Chandra T. Mohanty, A. Wendy Nastasi, Nicole Nguyen, Liz Philipose, Anya Stanger, Shreerekha Subramanian, and Yuanfang Dai.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part One: Praxis of Friendship
  1. 1. Epistemic Friendships: Collective Knowledge-Making through Transnational Feminist Praxis
  2. Nicole Nguyen, A. Wendy Nastasi, Angie Mejia, Anya Stanger, Meredith Madden, Chandra Talpade Mohanty
  3. pp. 11-42
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  1. 2. Meditations on Friendship: Politics of Feminist Solidarity in Ethnography
  2. Azza Basarudin, Himika Bhattacharya
  3. pp. 43-68
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  1. Part Two: Gender, Nation, Solidarity
  1. 3. Bridging the Divide in Feminism with Transcultural Feminist Solidarity: Using the Example of Forging Friendship and Solidarity between Chinese and U. S. Women
  2. Yuanfang Dai
  3. pp. 71-90
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  1. 4. For Sister or State? Nationalism and the Indigenous and Bengali Women’s Movements in Bangladesh
  2. Kabita Chakma, Glen Hill
  3. pp. 91-116
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  1. 5. Solidarity through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema
  2. Alka Kurian
  3. pp. 117-140
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  1. Part Three: Neoliberalism, Agency, Friendship
  1. 6. Kinship Drives, Friendly Affect: Difference and Dissidence in the New Indian Border Cinema
  2. Esha Niyogi De
  3. pp. 143-159
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  1. 7. The Space Between Us: Reading Umrigar and Sangari in the Quest for Female Friendship
  2. Elora Halim Chowdhury
  3. pp. 160-181
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  1. 8. Who Are “We” in the Novel?
  2. Shreerekha Subramanian
  3. pp. 182-200
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  1. Part Four: Friendship Across Borders
  1. 9. A Spirit of Solidarity: Transatlantic Friendships among Early Twentieth-century Female Peace Activists (Wilpfers)
  2. Laurie R. Cohen
  3. pp. 203-220
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  1. 10. The Dissidence of Daily Life: Feminist Friendships and the Social Fabric of Democracy
  2. Lori E. Amy, Eglantina Gjermeni
  3. pp. 221-240
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 241-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-260
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  1. Further Titles
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