Global Critical Race Feminism : An International Reader

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  • Copyright: 2000-07-01
  • Publisher: New York University Press

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View the Table of Contents . Read the Introduction . Global Critical Race Feminismis the first anthology to focus explicitly on the legal rights of women of coloraround the world. Containing nearly thirty essays, the book addresses such topical themes as responses to white feminism; the flashpoint issue of female genital mutilation; the intersections of international law with U.S. law; "Third World" women in the "First World;" violence against women; and the global workplace.Broadly representative, the reader addresses the role and status-legal and otherwise-of women in such countries as Cuba, New Zealand, France, Serbia, Nicaragua, Colombia, South Africa, Japan, China, Australia, Ghana, and many others. Authors include: Aziza al-Hibri, Penelope Andrews, Taimie Bryant, Devon Carbado, Mai Chen, Brenda Cossman, Lisa Crooms, Mary Dudziak, Isabelle Gunning, Anna Han, Berta Hernszlig;ndez, Laura Ho, Sharon Hom, Rosemary King, Kiyoko Knapp, Hope Lewis, Martha Morgan, Zorica Mrsevic, Vasuki Nesiah, Leslye Obiora, Gaby Ore-Aguilar, Catherine Powell, Jenny Rivera, Celina Romany, Judy Scales-Trent, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, J. Clay Smith, and Leti Volpp.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Angela Y. Davis
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: Global Critical Race Feminism for the Twenty-First Century 1(26)
Adrien Katherine Wing
PART 1 Encounters with the ``F'' Word: Responses to Feminism
Turning the Gaze Back on Itself: Comparative Law, Feminist Legal Studies, and the Postcolonial Project
Brenda J. Cossman
Toward a Feminist Internationality: A Critique of U.S. Feminist Legal Scholarship
Vasuki Nesiah
Themes for a Conversation on Race and Gender in International Human Rights Law
Celina Romany
Comparative Analysis of Women's Issues: Toward a Contextualized Methodology
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Feminismes sans Frontieres? The Cuban Challenge---Women, Equality, and Culture
Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol
Women (Under) Development: Poor Women of Color in the United States and the Right to Development
Hope Lewis
PART 2 Third World within the First: On Being ``Othered''
Motherhood and Work in Cultural Context: One Woman's Patriarchal Bargain
Devon W. Carbado
Discrimination in New Zealand: A Personal Journey
Mai Chen
African Women in France: Immigration, Family, and Work
Judy Scales-Trent
Filthy, Old, and Ugly: Gypsy Women from Serbia
Zorica Mrsevic
PART 3 From Pathbreakers to Founding Mothers: Historical Perspectives
Josephine Baker, Racial Protest, and the Cold War
Mary L. Dudziak
United States Foreign Policy and Goler Teal Butcher
J. Clay Smith, Jr.
Founding Mothers and Contemporary Latin American Constitutions: Colombian Women, Constitution Making, and the New Constitutional Court
Martha I. Morgan
Monica Maria Alzate Buitrago
PART 4 Human Rights Confronts Culture, Custom, and Religion
Deconstructing Patriarchal Jurisprudence in Islamic Law: A Faithful Approach
Azizah Y. al-Hibri 221(204)
For the Sake of the Country, for the Sake of the Family: The Oppressive Impact of Family Registration on Women in Japan
Taimie L. Bryant
Female Infanticide in China: The Human Rights Specter and Thoughts toward (An)Other Vision
Sharon K. Hom
Bridges and Barricades: Rethinking Polemics and Intransigence in the Campaign against Female Circumcision
Leslye Amede Obiora
Uneasy Alliances and Solid Sisterhood: A Response to Professor Obiora's ``Bridges and Barricades''
Isabelle R. Gunning
Families, Fatherlessness, and Women's Human Rights: An Analysis of the Clinton Administration's Public Housing Policy as a Violation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Lisa A. Crooms
PART 5 Violence against Women: Family Terrorism, Rape, and Sexual Harassment
Violence against Aboriginal Women in Australia: Possibilities for Redress within the International Human Rights Framework
Penelope E. Andrews
Domestic Violence in Ghana: An Initial Step
Rosemary Ofeibea Ofei-Aboagye King
A Critical Race Feminist Conceptualization of Violence: South African and Palestinian Women
Adrien Katherine Wing
Puerto Rico's Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Law: The Limitations of Legislative Responses
Jenny Rivera
Sexual Harassment and Human Rights in Latin America
Gaby Ore-Aguilar
PART 6 The Global Workplace
(Dis)Assembling Rights of Women Workers along the Global Assembly Line: Human Rights and the Garment Industry
Laura Ho
Catherine Powell
Leti Volpp
Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Marketization and the Status of Women in China
Anna M. Han
Still Office Flowers: Japanese Women Betrayed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Law
Kiyoko Kamio Knapp
Selected Bibliography 425(12)
Contributors 437(8)
Index 445

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