Dreaming Global Change, Doing Local Feminisms
Visions of Feminism. Global North/Global South Encounters, Conversations and Disagreements
In a world where frontiers are militarised and classifications systems defining rights and belonging are reinforced, transnational feminist agendas are fundamental. We use the concept of ‘scholarships of hope’ to analyse the diversity of feminist struggles and imaginaries in diverse geopolitical locations.
Dreaming Global Change, Doing Local Feminisms explores subversive practices of knowledge production that challenge Eurocentric scientific models and agendas. The book also explores the tensions and challenges of doing transnational feminist theory at the crossroads between feminist scholarship and feminist activism.
In conjunction, these chapters provide a solid analysis framed by feminist methodologies opening complexities and contradictions of individual and collective feminist and trans identity struggles in Argentina, Belarus, Pakistan, Sweden, Taiwan and Turkey. These identities and struggles are rooted in transnational and local genealogies that go beyond the narratives of the West as the origin for democracy and human rights, providing powerful agendas for alternative futures.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction – transnational feminism: a working agenda, Lena Martinsson and Diana Mulinari
2. Transnational messiness, political subjectivity and feminism across borders: in conversation with three Pakistani activists, Lena Martinsson
3. Women resisting border regimes: two case studies from Eastern and Northern Europe, Mia Liinason and Olga Sasunkevich
4. In, against (and beyond?) the state: women's rights, global gender equality regime, and feminist counterpublics in 21st-century Turkey, Selin Çağatay
5. Is the social democracy gone? Performing feminisms in times of right-wing populism, Tiina Rosenberg
6. Dreaming of home: a feminist strategy for importing the Nordic model to Taiwan, Chia-Ling Yang
7. Make(ing) room in transnational surges: Pakistani Khwaja Sira organising, Erika Alm
8. Putting (left) politics back into (Western) feminist theory: conversations with feminist activists and scholars in Argentina, Diana Mulinari
Epilogue, Diana Mulinari and Lena Martinsson
Lena Martinsson is Professor in Gender Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her main research interests are political subjectivity, social movements and transnationalism in the field of feminist and post/decolonial studies. Her recent publications include: Martinsson, L., Griffin, G., and Nygren K.G., (eds.). (2016) Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden. Bristol: Policy Press, and Reimers, E., and Martinsson, L., (eds.). (2017) Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places: Emergences of Norms and Possibilities. London: Routledge.
Diana Mulinari is Professor in Gender Studies at the University of Lund, Sweden. She works within the field of studies of racism in the tradition of Black/Chicano and decolonial feminists. Her recent publications include: Mulinari, D., and Neergaard, A., (2017) Theorising racism: Exploring the Swedish racial regime. Nordic Journal of Migration. 7(2), and Rätzhel, N., Mulinari, D., and Tollefson, A., (2014) Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers: Thrown Together, Working Apart. London: Palgrave Macmillan.