This book addresses a broad international and multi-cultural audience with the key questions of cultural specificity, its social representations and its theoretical and political power in the context of key 1990s' debates in contemporary feminist and postmodern theory.
Introduction 1. Feminism and the politics of irreducible differences: Multiculturalism/ethnicity/race 2. Feminisms, reading, postmodernisms': Rethinking complicity 3. Authentic voice': Anti-racist politics in Canadian feminist publishing and literary production 4. Pretty deadly tidda business 5. Love me tender, love me true, never let me go . A Sri Lankan reading of Tracey Moffatt's Night Cries—A Rural Tragedy 6. Changing contexts: Globalization, migration and feminism in New Zealand 7. Colonizing women: The maternal body and empire 8. Timing differences and investing in futures in multicultural (women's) writing 9. Of black angels and melancholy lovers: Ethnicity and writing in Canada 10. All-owning spectatorship 11. Little girls were little boys: Displaced femininity in the representation of homosexuality in Japanese girls' comics 12. Sexism, racism and Canadian nationalism 13. Slash and suture: Post/colonialism in 'Borderlands/La rontera: The New Mestiza' 14. Voice and representation in the politics of difference