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The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond

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With a specific focus on the notion of 'cultural translation' and 'travelling theory', this series operates on the assumption that ideas are shaped by the contexts in which they emerge, as well as by the ways that they 'travel' across borders and are received and re-articulated in new contexts. In demonstrating the complexity of the differences (and similarities) in feminist thought throughout Europe and between Europe and other parts of the world, the books in this series highlight the ways in which intellectual and political traditions, often read as homogeneous, are more often heterogeneous. It therefore provides a forum for the latest work that engages with the European experience, illuminating the various exchanges (from the USA as well as Europe) that have informed European feminism. The series thus allows for an international discussion about the history and imaginary of Europe from perspectives within and outside Europe, examining not only Europe's colonial legacy, but also the various forms of 'cultural imperialism' that have shaped societies outside Europe. Considering aspects of Europe 'abroad' as well as Europe 'at home', this series is committed to publishing work that reveals the central and continued importance of the genealogy of feminist ideas to feminism and all those interested in questions of gender.

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Travelling Theory and Women’s Movements in Turkey Imagining Europe

Travelling Theory and Women’s Movements in Turkey: Imagining Europe

1st Edition

By Demet Gulcicek
December 15, 2023

Drawing on archival research, Travelling Theory and Women’s Movements in Turkey examines the imagination of Europe in the context of women’s rights movements in a self-defined non-European setting. It brings travelling theory, poststructuralist feminist theories and orientalist studies together to ...

Interpreting Intersectionality Interpretative Politics in Metacommentaries

Interpreting Intersectionality: Interpretative Politics in Metacommentaries

1st Edition

By Amund Rake Hoffart
December 01, 2023

Against the backdrop of the emergence of intersectionality as a dominant paradigm in feminist scholarship and activism, this book explores the genre of metacommentaries as critical responses to the development of intersectionality as a paradigm. With attention to the dispersal of intersectionality ...

Entangled Mobilities in the Transnational Salsa Circuit The Esperanto of the Body, Gender and Ethnicity

Entangled Mobilities in the Transnational Salsa Circuit: The Esperanto of the Body, Gender and Ethnicity

1st Edition

By Joanna Menet
December 13, 2021

The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. With attention to the transnational dance world of salsa, this book explores the ...

Translation and Travelling Theory Feminist Theory and Praxis in China

Translation and Travelling Theory: Feminist Theory and Praxis in China

1st Edition

By Dongchao Min
June 22, 2018

Research has shown that feminist theory has flowed far more easily from North to South and from West to East, wheras travel in other directions has proved almost non-existent. While the hegemony of US feminist theory has been challenged in Europe, for example, there remain many ‘invisible’ ...

Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence

Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence

1st Edition

Edited By Ayşe Altınay, Andrea Pető
June 08, 2018

The twentieth century has been a century of wars, genocides and violent political conflict; a century of militarization and massive destruction. It has simultaneously been a century of feminist creativity and struggle worldwide, witnessing fundamental changes in the conceptions and everyday ...

Postcolonial Masculinities Emotions, Histories and Ethics

Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories and Ethics

1st Edition

By Amal Treacher Kabesh
November 17, 2016

Exploring the similarities and differences between and across masculinities in the Middle East and the West, Postcolonial Masculinities avoids the constant reinforcement of divisions and stereotypes created by the process of 'othering' and the problematic discourse of the clash of civilisations, ...

Transatlantic Conversations Feminism as Travelling Theory

Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism as Travelling Theory

1st Edition

By Mary Evans, Kathy Davis
November 10, 2016

The second wave of feminism which challenged and changed many assumptions about the world in which we live was a product of various western cultures, with no single country possessing a monopoly on the writing of the texts that became the canonical statements of the 'new' feminism. Though many of ...

Repudiating Feminism Young Women in a Neoliberal World

Repudiating Feminism: Young Women in a Neoliberal World

1st Edition

By Christina Scharff
September 22, 2016

Gender equality is a widely shared value in many western societies and yet, the mention of the term feminism frequently provokes unease, bewilderment or overt hostility. Repudiating Feminism sheds light on why this is the case. Grounded in rich empirical research and providing a timely ...

Framing Intersectionality Debates on a Multi-Faceted Concept in Gender Studies

Framing Intersectionality: Debates on a Multi-Faceted Concept in Gender Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Helma Lutz, Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar, Linda Supik
April 28, 2011

Originally conceived by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 as a tool for the analysis of the ways in which different forms of social inequality, oppression and discrimination interact and overlap in multidimensional ways, the concept of 'intersectionality' has attracted much attention in international ...

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