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By Mary Kennedy, Cathy Lubelska, Val Walsh

This assortment brings jointly contributions which deal with concerns and debates inside of modern women's reviews and feminism. the range of feminist views which emerge from those papers display the level to which the differences of women's reviews proceed to reshape feminist wisdom and politics. A recurrent subject matter is the right way to paintings with those diversitites, and the way to make connections which don't recreate hierarchies or oppressive practices, which privilege the reviews and goals of a few girls over these of others. The contributions right here, from in and out the academy, provide expression to the multiplicity of feminist voices which tell the tutorial and political improvement of women's stories within the Nineteen Nineties.

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1989) ‘Knowers, Knowing, Known: Feminist Theory and Claims of Truth’, Signs, 14, 3, Spring. , Persephone Press. LUGONES, MARIA C. and SPELMAN, ELIZABETH V. (1986) ‘Have We Got a Theory for You! , Wadsworth Publishing Company. MAYO, KATHERINE (1927) Mother India, London, Jonathan Cape. , Russo, ANN and TORRES, LOURDES (Eds) (1991) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, Bloomington, Indiana University Press. NARAYAN, UMA (1989) ‘The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Nonwestern Feminist’, in JAGGAR, ALISON M.

1992), and for its subsequent expansion into an edited book (Wilkinson and Kitzinger, 1993). Not only did it quickly strike us how rare such a public identification is—and, indeed, how much easier it would have been to compile a list of self-identified ‘lesbian feminists’—but we were surprised to find that in response to personal letters inviting contributions from women who (as far as we knew) had never identified themselves as anything other than heterosexual, we received anxious or angry letters, demanding to know how we knew they were heterosexual, and indeed, how they could tell whether they were heterosexual or not, and just what is a ‘heterosexual’ anyway?

P. 113). But the women activists with whom she disagrees are never allowed to put their own case. The overall impression from reading Child Marriage is, to change the pronoun in Said’s phrase, ‘the Orient is absent, whereas one feels the Orientalist and what she says as presence’ (Said, 1979, p. 208). Rathbone’s approach to colonialism is ambiguous at best. Although she does not mount the kind of sustained defence of the British Raj which Mayo presents, and she supports Swaraj in principle, in practice she argues for a limited and conditional form of home rule, pressing the British Government’s case for restricted political representation against Congress’s demands for full-scale BETWEEN FEMINISM AND ORIENTALISM 15 independence.

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