Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism (Thinking Gender)

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Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism (Thinking Gender) Author Uma Narayan
ISBN-10 0415914191
ISBN-13 9780415914192
Year 1997-07-25
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Routledge
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Dislocating Cultures takes aim at the related notions of nation identity and tradition to show how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas Drawing attention to the political forces that have spawned shaped and perpetuated these misrepresentations since colonial times Uma Narayan inspects the underlying problems which culture poses for the respect of difference and cross cultural understanding Questioning the problematic roles assigned to Third World subjects within multiculturalism Narayan examines ways in which the flow of information across national contexts affects our understanding of issues Dislocating Cultures contributes a philosophical perspective on areas of ongoing interest such as nationalism post colonial studies and the cultural politics of debates over tradition and westernization in Third World contexts

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