By Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, Lourdes Torres
"The essays are provocative and increase wisdom of 3rd international women’s matters. hugely recommended... "―Choice
"... the booklet demanding situations assumptions and pushes historical and geographical barriers that needs to be altered if ladies of all shades are to win the struggles thrust upon us by means of the ‘new global order’ of the 1990s." ―New instructions for Women
"This definitely is a publication for somebody attempting to understand the methods sexism fuels racism in a post-colonial, post-Cold conflict global that continues to be harmful for many women." ―Cynthia H. Enloe
"... provocative analyses of the simultaneous oppressions of race, classification, gender and sexuality... a strong collection." ―Gloria Anzaldúa
"... propels 3rd international feminist views from the outer edge to the innovative of feminist thought within the 1990s." ―Aihwa Ong
"... a delicately awarded wealth of much-needed information." ―Audre Lorde
"... it's a major book." ―The Bloomsbury Review
"... excellent... The nondoctrinaire method of the 3rd international and to feminism usually is clean and compelling." ―World Literature Today
"... an outstanding number of essays interpreting ‘Third international’ feminism." ―The Year’s paintings in severe and Cultural Theory
These essays rfile the debates, conflicts, and contradictions between these engaged in constructing 3rd global feminist conception and politics. individuals: Evelyne Accad, M. Jacqui Alexander, Carmen Barroso, Cristina Bruschini, Rey Chow, Juanita Diaz-Cotto, Angela Gilliam, Faye V. Harrison, Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, Barbara Smith, Nayereh Tohidi, Lourdes Torres, Cheryl L. West, & Nellie Wong.
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However, in spite of the fact that the growing demand among publishers for culturally diverse life (hi)stories indicates a recognition of plural realities and experiences as well as a diversification of inherited Eurocentric canons, often this demand takes the form of the search for more "exotic" and "different" stories in which individual women write as truth-tellers, and authenticate "their own oppression," in the tradition of Euro-American women's au tobiography. " Thus, the existence of third world women's narratives in itself is not ev� d�erin hegemonic histories and sub"ectivities.
If, as I suggested earlier, certain narratives by third world women operate not through a logic of identification but through one of opposition, how is domination and resistance theorized? Firstly, res�ance clearly accompanies all f s of domination.
In fact, questions per taining to the social agency of third world women workers may well be some of the most challenging questions facing feminist organizing today. By analyzing the sexualization and racialization of women's work in mul tinational factories, and relating this to women's own ideas of their work and daily life, we can attempt a definition of self and collective agency which takes apart the idea of "women's work" as a naturalized category. · INTRODUCTION 31 Just as notions of "motherhood" and "domesticity" are historic'a( and ideological rather than "natural" constructs, in this particular context, ideas of "third world women's work" have their basis in social hierarchies stratified by sex/gender, race, and class.