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Global Border Crossings Feminist Activists and Peace Workers Collaborating Across Cultures

Edited By Kathryn Norsworthy, Ellyn Kaschak Copyright 2013
    ISBN 9781138108844
    144 Pages
    Published May 25, 2017 by Routledge

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    This book brings together a group of feminist activists, psychologists, and peace workers from countries on every continent who describe how they apply global/transnational feminism in their activist peace and justice projects in the cultures and countries in which they live and work. The contributors, who are from different locations in the “global village”, reflect on their engagement in Global South/North border crossings and partnerships, taking into consideration such variables as the gender, economic/class, ethnic, racial, political and imperializing/colonizing tensions inherent in the work. Authors discuss the feminist principles that guide their work, describe a project or set of projects illustrating how they apply feminist theory and practice, and reflect on the complexitites, tensions and conundrums inherent in negotiating cross-national feminist partnerships in research, practice, and activism.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.

    1. Border crossings: Feminist activists and peace workers collaborating across cultures Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Rollins College, USA and Ellyn Kaschak, San Jose State University, USA

    2. Fostering a grassroots women’s movement through feminist leadership on the Burma-India border Ginger Norwood, International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice, Thailand and Cheery Zahau, Women’s League of Chinland, India

    3. Crossing borders, building bridges, and swimming upstream: Feminist liberatory work within South Thailand communities in conflict Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Rollins College, USA and Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij, Mahidol University Research Center for Peace Building, Thailand

    4. Working across boundaries: Exploring the relations of researching gender and development Marie Campbell, University of Victoria, Canada and Elena Kim, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

    5. Insider outsider: Reflections on working with one’s own communities Oksana Yakushko, Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA and Manijeh Badiee, Anitra Mallory, and Sherry Wang, University of Nebraska, USA

    6. Decolonization and “mental” health: A mestiza’s journey in the borderlands Pilar Hernández-Wolfe, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    7. Crossing borders without leaving home Sara Sharratt, Sonoma State University, USA and University for Peace, Costa Rica

    8. Sexual assault recovery in the aftermath of the Liberian civil war: Forging a sisterhood between feminist psychology and feminist theology Thema Bryant-Davis, Pepperdine University, USA, Katurah Cooper, Empowerment Temple AME Church, Liberia, and Alison Marks, Kimberly Smith, and Shaquita Tillmann, Pepperdine University, USA

    9. Conclusion


    Kathryn L. Norsworthy is a licensed psychologist and professor for Graduate Studies in Counseling, Rollins College, USA. For the last 14 years, she has been engaging in feminist peace building, women’s leadership, trauma recovery, HIV/AIDS, and violence against women research and practice projects in South and Southeast Asia.

    Ellyn Kaschak, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Psychology at San Jose State University. A clinical psychologist, she has published numerous books and articles on the topic of feminist psychology and has received several awards for being one of the founders of the field. She is also the editor of the journal Women and Therapy and has taught and initiated several projects in Costa Rica.

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