Emigre Feminism: Transnational Perspectives
Published: April 1999© 1999
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 336 Pages
Dimensions: 6.01 x 9.02
336 Pages, 6.01 x 9.02 x 0.97 in
Bringing together the views of expatriate, exiled, and émigré feminists from various parts of the world, this collection explores themes of exile, home, displacement, and the practice of feminism across national boundaries.
The thirteen articles presented here originated with a conference on émigré feminism held at Trent University in October 1996. The authors, most of them now living in Canada, are scholars from South Africa, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Iran, Finland and New Zealand. Their views have been shaped by their experience of specific political and economic changes, such as the dismantling of communism or apartheid, the rise of religious fundamentalism, or rapid marketization. Together the essays offer a rich diversity of intellectual, political, cultural, and religious perspectives.
This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of expatriation by putting a feminist face on the émigré experience.