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.
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