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Dislocating Cultures By Uma Narayan

Dislocating Cultures by Uma Narayan

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Summary

Discussing the notions of nation, identity and tradition, this text shows how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas. It examines the underlying problems which "culture" poses for the respect of difference and cross-cultural understanding.

Dislocating Cultures Summary

Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism by Uma Narayan

Dislocating Cultures takes aim at the related notions of nation, identity, and tradition to show how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas. Drawing attention to the political forces that have spawned, shaped, and perpetuated these misrepresentations since colonial times, Uma Narayan inspects the underlying problems which "culture" poses for the respect of difference and cross-cultural understanding.

Questioning the problematic roles assigned to Third World subjects within multiculturalism, Narayan examines ways in which the flow of information across national contexts affects our understanding of issues. Dislocating Cultures contributes a philosophical perspective on areas of ongoing interest such as nationalism, post-colonial studies, and the cultural politics of debates over tradition and "westernization" in Third World contexts.

Dislocating Cultures Reviews

"A thoughtful analysis and candid appraisal of the obstacles to transnational feminist understanding, Narayan's discussion of the problems is a step in the right direction." -- Hypatia
"Helpful addition for teaching non-Western and comparative women's studies courses." -- National Women's Studies Journal

About Uma Narayan

Uma Narayan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College.

Additional information

GOR005664869
9780415914192
0415914191
Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism by Uma Narayan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-09-04
240
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