By Elora Halim Chowdhury
Acid assaults opposed to girls and women have captured the eye of the worldwide media, with a number of high-profile reviews starting from the BBC to The Oprah Winfrey Show. In Bangladesh, purposes for the assaults contain women’s rejection of sexual advances from males, refusal of marriage proposals, relations or land disputes, and unmet dowry calls for. the implications are a number of: everlasting marks at the physique, disfiguration, and power blindness. In Transnationalism Reversed, Elora Halim Chowdhury explores the complex terrain of women’s transnational antiviolence organizing by means of concentrating on the paintings performed in Bangladesh round acid attacks—and the ways that the kingdom, overseas enterprises, neighborhood expatriates, US media, Bangladeshi immigrants within the usa, survivor-activists, and native women’s corporations interact the pragmatics and the transnational rhetoric of empowerment, rescue, and rehabilitation. Grounded in cautious ethnographic paintings, oral background, and theoretical and filmic research, Transnationalism Reversed makes an important contribution to conversations round gendered violence, transnational feminist praxis, and the politics of organizing—particularly round NGOs—in the worldwide South.
“This ebook offers a lot and for my part, it offers … The publication is definitely written and good argued, and balances idea with actual circumstances and ancient conditions … it's the best monographs on feminist transnational praxis i've got lately read.” — Tonia St. Germain, H-Net stories (H-Genocide)
“…a considerate, enticing, and sharp research … whereas Elora Chowdhury attracts on and contributes to a feminist scholarship that privileges responsibility and team spirit in realizing women’s struggles via their very own studies, she distinguishes herself by means of her remedy of delicate material, self-reflexivity on insider/outsider ethnography, and the facility to be serious of, but respectful to these whose narratives she relates … it's a great addition to gender stories, feminist ethnography, improvement reports, and transnational feminist studies.” — Gender and Development
“This publication is an exceptional exploration of the complexities and contradictions of girls, gender justice, and feminist organizing within the worldwide South—and of the ways that those projects and campaigns input the discourse of ‘transnational feminism.’” — Piya Chatterjee, writer of A Time for Tea: ladies, exertions, and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation
“This groundbreaking booklet turns into an imperative reference aspect for someone brooding about transnational feminist perform, NGOs, and gender violence. Chowdhury’s cautious research of neighborhood and transnational campaigns opposed to acid violence in Bangladesh is sharp and eye-opening. Scrupulously delicate to the organization and stories of tangible girls ‘victims,’ Chowdhury deals a compelling critique of the methods violence opposed to girls will get appropriated in foreign politics.” — Lila Abu-Lughod, writer of Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
Elora Halim Chowdhury is affiliate Professor of Women’s experiences on the college of Massachusetts Boston.
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