Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (Suny Series, Praxis: by Amanda Lock Swarr

By Amanda Lock Swarr

Investigates the idea and perform of transnational feminist techniques to scholarship and activism.

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In the decade since the publication of Feminist Genealogies, there has been a proliferation of discourses about transnational feminism, as well as the rise of transnational feminist networks. 2 Within the academy, particular imperatives like study abroad programs in different countries, the effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on public education globally, the (now lopsided) focus on area studies in geographical spaces seen as crucial to knowledge production post 9/ , and the rise of new disciplines like terrorism studies and security studies can all be read as responses to globalization that have concrete transnational contours.

Two examples of political movements that challenge the cartographic rules consolidated by neoliberal, privatized academies include CAFA (The Committee on Academic Freedom in Africa) and the Italian Network for Self-Education founded in 2005. CAFA, founded in 99 , mobilized North American students and teachers in support of African edu-activists fighting against World Bank–initiated Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) aimed at dismantling autonomous African university systems. S. international and study abroad programs.

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