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Border thinking and disidentification: Postcolonial and postsocialist feminist dialogues
Linkoping Univ, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
Linkoping Univ, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden..
2016 (English)In: Feminist Theory, ISSN 1464-7001, E-ISSN 1741-2773, Vol. 17, no 2, 211-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of the continuing dominance of delocalised Western feminist theoretical models, which allow the non-Western and not quite Western others' to either be epistemically annihilated or appropriated, it becomes crucial to look for transformative feminist theoretical tools which can eventually help break the so-called mere recognition patterns and move in the direction of transversal dialogues, mutual learning practices and volatile but effective feminist coalitions. Speaking from the position of postcolonial and postsocialist feminist others vis-a-vis the dominant Western/Northern gender studies mainstream, and drawing on examples from a broad range of social contexts (from the Armenian queer social movement to a recent Indian gang rape controversy), the authors of this article address the validity of two such transformative feminist tools: border thinking that operates on a more general theoretical level, and disidentification that offers a more praxial operational realisation of the border principle.

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2016. Vol. 17, no 2, 211-228 p.
Keyword [en]
Disidentification, feminist border thinking, geopolitics of knowledge, postcolonialism, postsocialism, Southern feminist theory
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302686DOI: 10.1177/1464700116645878ISI: 000380315800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302686DiVA: diva2:967414
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2016-09-08Bibliographically approved

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