- The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Rethinking Knowledge, Power, and Social Change
- Transnational Feminist Activism and Movement Building
- Mapping Transnational Feminist Engagements: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Solidarity
- Critical Cartography, Theories, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
- The Camel’s Nose: Women Infiltrate the Development Project
- DAWN, the Third World Feminist Network: Upturning Hierarchies
- The “Warriors Within”: How Feminists Change Bureaucracies and Bureaucracies Change Feminists
- International Trends in Women’s Political Participation and Representation
- Owning and Disowning the Body: A Reflection
- Moving Toward Sexual and Reproductive Justice: A Transnational and Multigenerational Feminist Remix
- Human Trafficking, Globalization, and Transnational Feminist Responses
- Masculinities, “Profeminism,” and Feminism in Latin America
- Human Rights and Human Security: Feminists Contesting the Terrain
- CEDAW, Gender and Culture
- Feminist Strategies to End Violence Against Women
- Care and Social Reproduction: Some Reflections on Concepts, Policies and Politics from a Development Perspective
- Feminist Transnational Organizing on Gender and Trade: The Work of IGTN
- Gender-Responsive Budgeting
- Transformative Feminism in Tanzania: Animation and Grassroots Women’s Struggles for Land and Livelihoods
- Feminism and Democratic Struggles in Latin America
- Forging a New Political Imaginary: Transnational Southasian Feminisms
- From Chinese State Capitalism to Women’s Activism: The Implications of Economic Reforms for Women and the Evolution of Feminist Organizing
- Gendered Citizenship in the Postcolony: The Challenge for Transnational Feminist Politics
- Feminist Perspectives on Militarism and War: Critiques, Contradictions, and Collusions
- From Secular Reductionism to Religious Essentialism: Implications for the Gender Agenda
- South Asia’s Gendered “Wars on Terror”
- Demilitarizing the Global: Women’s Peace Movements and Transnational Networks
- UN Security Council Resolution 1325: A Feminist Transformative Agenda?
- Women in Postconflict Decision-Making: Change for the Better?
- Feminist Perspectives on State-Building
- Feminist Political Ecologies: Grounded, Networked and Rooted on Earth
- Climate Justice and Women’s Agency: Voicing Other Ways of Doing Things
- Women’s Transformative Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods: Learning from Indian Experiences
- Digital Transformations of Transnational Feminism in Theory and Practice
- The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles Around Gender-based Violence
- Because I Am a Girl: The Emergence of Girls in Development
Abstract and Keywords
Transnational feminist networks use the Internet to mobilize people and create spaces to debate global and local issues. Despite their successful use in feminist networking, they remain fraught spaces where global agendas may trump local articulations. This chapter explores the uses of virtual spaces by TFNs and local activists around violence against women, invoking notions of gendered citizenship and unearthing the dialectics of power and powerlessness among feminist activists. It studies the responses to violence against women by the UN Commission on the Status of Women and two TFNs: Women Living Under Muslim Law and 50 Million Missing. It relates this analysis to ideas of citizenship in social media postings on the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in India in 2012 and shows how diverse networks of women and men simultaneously negotiate the cultural politics of cyberspace alongside the place-based politics of gender and cultural violence.
Priya A. Kurian (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her research interests span the areas of development studies, environmental studies and science and technology studies with particular focus on race and gender. She is author of Engendering the Environment? Gender in the World Bank’s Environmental Policies, and co-editor of International Organizations and Environmental Policy, Feminist Futures: Re-imagining Women, Culture and Development, and On the Edges of Development: Cultural Interventions. She has also been Co-Principal Investigator (with Debashish Munshi) of a project on ‘Sustainable Citizenship’ funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Grant.
Debashish Munshi (Ph.D.) is Professor of Management Communication at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with a special interest in issues of diversity, equity, ethics, social justice, and sustainability. He is a co-author/co-editor of three books, Reconfiguring Public Relations: Ecology, Equity, and Enterprise, On the Edges of Development: Cultural Interventions, and the Handbook of Communication Ethics and his work has appeared in several international journals. He has also been Co-Principal Investigator (with Priya Kurian) of a major project on ‘Sustainable Citizenship’ funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Grant.
Anuradha Mundkur (Ph.D.) is the Associate Director of the Gender Consortium at Flinders University, Australia. She consults, teaches and researches on gender inclusive development. She is the co-author of Peace and Security: Implications for Women which examines the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on 'Women, Peace and Security' in the Asia Pacific region and has edited Information Technology, Development and Social Change which challenges the notions that innovations in information technology mean progress and advancement for developing communities.
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