Émigré Feminism

Émigré Feminism

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Bringing together the views of expatriate, exiled, and AcmigrAc feminists from various parts of the world, this collection explores themes of exile, home, displacement, and the practice of feminism across national boundaries. The thirteen articles presented here originated with a conference on AcmigrAc feminism held at Trent University in October 1996. The authors, most of them now living in Canada, are scholars from South Africa, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Iran, Finland and New Zealand. Their views have been shaped by their experience of specific political and economic changes, such as the dismantling of communism or apartheid, the rise of religious fundamentalism, or rapid marketization. Together the essays offer a rich diversity of intellectual, political, cultural, and religious perspectives. This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of expatriation by putting a feminist face on the AcmigrAc experience.Helene Cixous ( 1993: 120) Coded in personal terms, the title of this essay contains a mini-narrative of my life as a feminist and a migrant, and it can be read as the shortest autobiographical statement of a a#39;femigrant.a#39; Like many other Poles inanbsp;...

Title:Émigré Feminism
Author: Alena Heitlinger
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 1999

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