Decolonizing Feminisms: Antiracist and Transnational Praxis

Edited by Piya Chatterjee, Backstrand Endowed Chair in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Scripps College, the Claremont Consortium

Decolonizing Feminisms welcomes progressive and radical feminist writing that privileges the integral connections between theory, activism, policy making and other forms of social action. It will forward the work of activists and scholars whose explorations highlight the inextricable weaves of knowledge and power, theory and practice. The series is particularly interested in interdisciplinary writing that considers the ways in which historical and contemporary forms of colonization, occupation, and imperialism compel critical and imaginative frameworks for political resistance and progressive social change. It seeks to lift up feminist work that is grounded in situated understandings of colonization and colonialism, empires and imperialisms, and explores how these shape our experiences and understandings of heteronormative, racist, nationalist, communitarian, and state violence. The series seeks exemplary feminist writing and scholarship that engages cultural meaning, survival and resistance in critical and plural ways. Books in the series will include writing that is both rigorous and accessible to multiple audiences.

Further, these books - on their own and together - will underscore the important bridging conversations between writers focused on specific U.S. based struggles for social justice as well as those who locate their work around inequity and social justice in the global South. In bringing together antiracist and transnational framings, within particular locations and also across national and regional borders, we seek to interrogate the epistemological and political separations between "antiracist" and "transnational" feminisms - through the differences as well as the shared resonances of feminist work across the divides of "North" and "South" and "First" and "Third" worlds. The complex differences and connections between the work of transnational and postcolonial feminist scholars, activists, and organizers and that of of U.S., immigrant, and native women of color will be highlighted in this series.

Series Advisory Board:
Angela Y. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jennifer Nez Denetdale, University of New Mexico
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University
Cecilia Menjivar, Arizona State University
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
Nadine Naber, University of Illinois, Chicago
Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota
Margo Okazawa-Rey, Fielding Graduate University

Please direct all questions and submissions to:
Larin McLaughlin
Editor in Chief
University of Washington Press
lmclaugh@uw.edu

Printable PDF of the series brochure


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