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By Srila Roy

South Asian Feminism is in concern. lower than consistent assault from right-wing nationalism and non secular fundamentalism and co-opted via 'NGO-ization' and neoliberal country agendas, as soon as independent and radical kinds of feminist mobilization were ideologically fragmented and changed. it's time to reconsider the feminist political time table for the predicaments of the present.

This well timed quantity presents an unique and exceptional exploration of the present kingdom of South Asian feminist politics. it is going to map the hot websites and expressions of feminism within the area at the present time, addressing matters like incapacity, net applied sciences, queer subjectivities and violence as lifestyle throughout nationwide limitations, together with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Written via younger students from the sector, this ebook addresses the generational divide of feminism within the zone, successfully introducing a brand new 'wave' of South Asian feminists that resonates with feminist debates all over the place round the globe.

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Supporting anti-trafficking work has, in effect, become a proxy for governments showing their commitment to women, and to the notion of gender equality, because of the symbolic value that anti-trafficking work has attained for feminism. By supporting an agenda that is ‘feminist’, governments may argue that they are supporting the expansion of the rights of women, without accounting for the multiplicity of feminist positions, while fulfilling other goals, including stronger border controls and more police regulation of visible, urban sex work.

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Single file_CollateralDamage). 4 A classic analysis of the contemporary trafficking discourse in the late 1990s can be found in Chapkis (2003). 5 The full title is ‘Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations ­Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime’. 9 By the same token, the history of the development of sex worker organizing in India cannot easily be applied to other global South countries. However, India offers a national context for sexuality-based activism which has formed an exemplary model for defining international ‘best practice’ guidelines for HIV prevention, as well as offering an array of organizational positions on sex work in a global South country, while having a historically entrenched and rich tradition of social movements, including those that are now major actors in the changing discourse on sex work there.

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