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International feminist solidarity. A possible response to the postcolonial critique of global sisterhood?

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dc.contributor.author Bernacchi, Erika
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-05T08:17:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-05T08:17:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8025
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this article I explore how feminist postcolonial theories can help us to illuminate both the challenges and possibilities of instigating and maintaining a project founded on the notion of international feminist solidarity. Starting from their critique of the notion of global sisterhood, I investigate how different authors, including Yuval Davis, Brah, Ahmed, and Mohanty, envisage the possibility of creating a common form of feminist commitment based on solidarity and dialogue as well as on the acknowledgement of differences among women. The article examines how the theory of intersectionality was used to this aim. Within the framework of difference I devote specific attention to how the issue of cultural difference is dealt with by feminist postcolonial authors. Finally I argue that in any project based on the concept of international feminist solidarity, there is a need to address the issue of whiteness, as the unacknowledged ethnicity and a racial and ethnic dimension of privilege. en_US
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;4(1), pp. 6-21
dc.subject Sociology en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.title International feminist solidarity. A possible response to the postcolonial critique of global sisterhood? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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