Bringing diversity home: centring on gender worldwide

Einhorn, Barbara (2002) Bringing diversity home: centring on gender worldwide. In: Magyari-Vincze, Eniko (ed.) Talking Feminist Institutions: Interviews with Leading European Scholars. ENAWA.org, Cluj, Romania, pp. 77-95. ISBN 9738551277

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Abstract

Through this book the author speaks about political relations within and outside the academia. She affirms the authority and responsibility of feminism to deal critically with the power regimes inherent to the discursive and social practices that shape our thinking and acting, both in everyday life, and in scientific production.

This is a book about scholars talking on the academic institutionalisation of feminism. It is meant to prove that feminist institutions as texts are talking about the larger academic and social-political environment. It is a place of dialogue between dialogues, initiated by an Eastern European scholar talking to representatives of (Western) feminist institutions. Eventually, it is a personal way of talking with the "other", while referring to "us", i.e. of considering the need of feminism in the (Romanian) academia in the light of several (institutional and personal) experiences across borders.

The volume consists of a forward on travelling across Western academic feminism and an epilogue on the need for feminist studies in Romania, of introductory and concluding remarks on the interpretation of the interviews, and of the interviews with scholars from The Netherlands and from Great Britain, structured in three chapters.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Barbara Einhorn
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:27
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 15:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26018
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