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Author Tlostanova, M. V. (Madina Vladimirovna)

Title Gender epistemologies and Eurasian borderlands / Madina Tlostanova
Edition 1st ed
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xx, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Comparative feminist studies series
Comparative feminist studies series
Contents From third-world feminism to decolonial gender epistemologies -- Between third-world/women of color feminism and decolonial feminism -- Decolonial feminism and the decolonial turn -- Coloniality of gender in the world of the secondary colonial difference (Caucasus and Central Asia) -- Race/body/gender and coloniality in the Russian/Soviet Empire and its colonies -- Quasi-scientific racism and gender in Russian and Soviet discourses -- Dirt fetish and commodity racism Soviet way -- Colonial gender tricksterism in Central Asia and Caucasus -- Trans-epistemic dialogues and contemporary gender discourses in Caucasus and Central Asia -- Eurasian borderlands in dialogue with Mesoamerica -- Two dialogues -- Conclusion: why cut the feet in order to fit the Western shoes?
Summary In an important contribution to postcolonial, gender, and Eurasian ethnic studies, Madina Tlostanova examines Central Asia and the Caucasus to trace the genealogy of feminism in those regions following the dissolution of the USSR. The forms it takes, she finds, resist interpretation through the lenses of both Western feminist theory and woman of color feminism. Tlostanova argues that Eurasian borderland feminism must chart a third path sensitive to the region's own unique past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminism -- Asia, Central
Women -- Asia, Central -- Identity
Postcolonialism -- Asia, Central
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Women -- Identity.
Central Asia.
Mittelasien (GUS)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230113923