Andrew W. Mellon Regional Fellow in the Humanities
2011—2012 Forum on Adaptations
Professor, Philosophy, Villanova University
Feminist Adaptations in the Wake of Globalization
Global feminist solidarities have taken shape in efforts to combat a number of issues affecting women across the globe. These solidarities are signficant for revealing that feminists from very different schools of thought and methodologies can come together to create social change without relying on common identities as women. Solidarities also offer insightful theoretical analyses of global problems. In this literature overview of the four recent and important feminist theoretical developments using the concept of solidarity: global feminism, transnational feminism, Third World feminism, and postcolonial feminism, I will map some of the normative content of global feminist solidarity in the wake globalization.