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One of the most profound and influential reads of my life This book propelled me forward in an unmeasurable way as a scholar Mohanty s scholarship is something that I think I will be grappling with always, and I know that the depth and thoroughness of her work in this book is something that I will be returning to on multiple occasions I can only imagine that with each read, there is to understand on entirely new levels, and I am excited to re approach it in the future with insights that I hopefully will be able to acquire myself. 4.5it was a really good i d recommend if you re interested in intersectional transnational feminism i d give maybe 4.5 instead of 5 just because there were some parts i was interested than others and sometimes a sentence would take up a whole paragraph and were challenging to read or that i felt were repeating a bunch of the same stuff in the same section for the most part it was pretty accessible and readable there is a lot of information to think about. [Download Pdf] ♨ Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity ☩ Bringing Together Classic And New Writings Of The Trailblazing Feminist Theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty,Feminism Without Borders Addresses Some Of The Most Pressing And Complex Issues Facing Contemporary Feminism Forging Vital Links Between Daily Life And Collective Action And Between Theory And Pedagogy, Mohanty Has Been At The Vanguard Of Third World And International Feminist Thought And Activism For Nearly Two Decades This Collection Highlights The Concerns Running Throughout Her Pioneering Work The Politics Of Difference And Solidarity, Decolonizing And Democratizing Feminist Practice, The Crossing Of Borders, And The Relation Of Feminist Knowledge And Scholarship To Organizing And Social Movements Mohanty Offers Here A Sustained Critique Of Globalization And Urges A Reorientation Of Transnational Feminist Practice Toward Anticapitalist Struggles Feminism Without Borders Opens With Mohanty S Influential Critique Of Western Feminism Under Western Eyes And Closes With A Reconsideration Of That Piece Based On Her Latest Thinking Regarding The Ways That Gender Matters In The Racial, Class, And National Formations Of Globalization In Between These Essays, Mohanty Meditates On The Lives Of Women Workers At Different Ends Of The Global Assembly Line In India, The United Kingdom, And The United States Feminist Writing On Experience, Identity, And Community Dominant Conceptions Of Multiculturalism And Citizenship And The Corporatization Of The North American Academy She Considers The Evolution Of Interdisciplinary Programs Like Women S Studies And Race And Ethnic Studies Pedagogies Of Accommodation And Dissent And Transnational Women S Movements For Grassroots Ecological Solutions And Consumer, Health, And Reproductive Rights Mohanty S Probing And Provocative Analyses Of Key Concepts In Feminist Thought Home, Sisterhood, Experience, Community Lead The Way Toward A Feminism Without Borders, A Feminism Fully Engaged With The Realities Of A Transnational World This foundational text in decolonial Third World feminist thought is written in a compelling style that is easily accessible for both serious scholars and undergraduate students The text itself is a series of nine essays which hone, sharpen, and extend Mohanty s general claims about a feminist theory and praxis that is based on the experiences and knowledges of Third World women She claims, throughout, that global mechanisms of power are perhaps best understood by those who are subject to them in the most insideous ways poor women of color in the global south or two thirds world Though she provides a clear paradigm for successful decolonial feminist work via attention to the micropolitics of everyday life as situated in culture, she also attends to the relationship of a feminism without borders to globalization anti globalization At her best, Mohanty attends to the particularities of feminist organizing and struggle in a thorough and critical way She resists falling into liberal feminist traps, but at the same time, takes a critical eye toward non liberal feminist organization and theory as well Her thoroughgoing dedication to a feminism of difference though seems to waver toward the end seemingly calling for a difference in common model, rather than a centering of the Third World women s experience and knowledges While the text focuses often on the decolonializing theory aspect, the fact of practicing solidarity is mainly adressed as a question of pedagogy This is perhaps due to her, by her own admission, inclusion within Western academia making the university her primary site of practice Overall, the text is indispensable for scholars looking to think with Third World feminist theory or to develop feminist political philosophy. mohanty is not the easiest read but dammit, she is badass she identifies the problems with u.s based feminism and elaborates her vision and strategy for a transformational anti capitalist feminist movement decolonization, anti capitalist critique, solidarity. This book has been really pivotal in opening my understanding of feminism Her discussion of transnational cross cultural feminist solidarity is powerful and has been incredibly useful in my own work I think this book is important for anyone to read, but particularly those who seek to move beyond the white, western liberal interpretation of feminism commonly taught in universities. Nine refined essays collected from her two decades of scholarship and it s absolutely necessary reading for feminists who are interested in the subject of decolonization, third world feminism, and to seriously grapple with the existing ways in which the social justice movements of feminism has been wielded even by the hands of power Mohanty deals with epistemological and framing issues the way the third world woman is represented and studied, how her representation as purely victim who doesn t go above her object status thus posits the white woman as the liberated subject with agency She wants to have an idea of solidarity that goes beyond the ahistorical idea of sisterhood that presumes a universal female experience that is insensitive to the reality of power relations even between women, especially int he context of global capitalism the how the reality of the prison corporate military academic complex consistently disproportionately negatively affect women of colour She thus critiques a narrow approach to identity based praxis my favourite part, personally calls for a accountable, deeper vision of solidarity The existence of Third World women s narratives in itself is not evidence of decentering hegemonic histories and subjectivities It is the way in which they are read, understood, and located institutionally that is of paramount importance I really related and enjoyed the parts when she talked about how diversity, race, gender and these identity differences are managed reduced to an individualist approach outsourced to diversity consultants or something, which in a way signals the co optation of radical movements, also the shift of looking at these injustices as an institutional historical product that needs to be politically organised against, instead of simply about managing interpersonal, individual reactions. A thoroughly enjoyable yet completely challenging anthology Definitely academic Some of the essays were a blur with distinct portions that jutted out and gave me insight and writing inspiration Others were really well constructed, academic, but understandable It was really nice to read some theory that actually tried to unravel what a feminist, transnational, One Third Two Thirds World and or Western North and or Third World South solidarity might look like Not a quick read at all, but some serious thoughtful scholarship to ponder and be inspired by. This is a seminal work for anyone interested in global feminist activism and scholarship, including the academic endeavor of deconstructing Western feminist discourse that creates a monolithic image of The Third World Woman Of particular note is her revision of her groundbreaking essay, Under Western Eyes Mohanty also presents a thoughtul and thought provoking critique of higher education in the U.S. Clear and original, Mohanty s text practices what it preaches Mohanty s major thesis is that the global local and western 3rd world, and white of color binary must be reconfigured to reflect the globalized and localized worlds as mutually constitutive Throughout the text she, like a M bius strip, twists between her personal lived experience local and the interests of feminist academics women of color feminists writ large global , leaving the reader not only with a pedagogical roadmap but also an example of such pedagogy in her own life Radically anti essentialist, the text critically interrogates the homogenization of western feminism and postcolonial feminism in the academy without dismissing the privileging of first or one third world discourses within neoliberal universities She takes special care to address the tokenization of area studies and their of color representatives as subjects and as objects of study Instead of a women s studies that presupposes difference but covers it in pluralism, Mohanty calls for comparative feminist studies that are inextricable from studies of anti globalization and of capitalist exploitation which focus on the revolutionary potential in the common struggles of women worldwide without dismissing the privileges that only some women are afforded I can t praise this book s insight, honesty, and care enough especially in the way Mohanty engages criticism of her past work, and practices self criticism in an effort to further hone her thought and practice.