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Trafficking across Borders

Geraldine Pratt

in Working Feminism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780748615698
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671243 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0007
Trafficking across Borders

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This chapter reviews debates that have preoccupied feminists since the 1990s about the co-production or intersectionality of nationalism, racial difference, sexuality, gender and capitalist profitability to consider the possibilities of re-imagining feminist solidarity and what Doreen Massey has called ‘a progressive sense of place’. It considers how migrants reshape debate that has often been conceived within the space of the nation and framed within a rubric of multiculturalism. It introduces new approaches that feminists are taking to re-imagine connections among and across differently situated women, emphasising the need to conceive of ‘difference’ and ‘situatedness’ in concrete geographical terms.

Keywords: Intersectionality; nationalism; racial difference; counter-topographies; translation; multiculturalism

Chapter.  9217 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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