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Solidarities beyond Borders
Transnationalizing Women's Movements
Pascale Dufour   Dominique Masson   Dominique Caouette  

$92.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 8/1/2010
ISBN: 9780774817950    

$36.95 Paperback
Release Date: 1/1/2011
ISBN: 9780774817967    

280 Pages


About the Book

Scholars of social movements tend to overlook the achievements and political significance of women’s movements. Through theoretical discussions and empirical examples, Solidarities beyond Borders demonstrates the creativity and dynamism of transnational women’s movements around the world.

These timely case studies from North America, Latin America, and Southeast Asia introduce feminists, activists, and scholars to the benefits and challenges of building relationships, dialogues, and perspectives that extend beyond the boundaries of nation-states and disciplines. Part 1 opens a dialogue between feminist theorists and scholars of social movements in other disciplines -- geographers, anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists. Part 2 explores how the mutual recognition of interests and identities among feminist activists and women’s organizations can deepen solidarities. Part 3 focuses on the challenges that feminists and women’s groups will face as they build solidarities beyond borders but argues that these links can be extended to embrace other progressive movements and their goals.

Solidarities beyond Borders not only brings to light the opportunities and challenges that globalization poses for transnationalizing women’s movements, it also offers important strategic, conceptual, and methodological lessons for all social movements.

About the Author(s)

Pascale Dufour is an associate professor of political science at the University of Montreal.

Dominique Masson is an associate professor at the Institute of Women’s Studies and in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Ottawa.

Dominique Caouette is an associate professor of political science at the University of Montreal.

Table of Contents

Preface / Diane Matte


Introduction / Pascale Dufour, Dominique Masson, and Dominique Caouette

Part 1: Understanding Complex Transnationalization

1) Transnationalizing Feminist and Women’s Movements: Toward a Scalar Approach / Dominique Masson

2) Theorizing Feminist and Social Movement Practice in Space / Elsa Beaulieu

Part 2: Deepening Solidarities among Women and Women’s Issues

3) Framing Transnational Feminism: Examining Migrant Worker Organizing in Singapore / Lenore Lyons

4) The International Women and Health Meetings: Deploying Multiple Identities for Political Sustainability / Sylvia Estrada-Claudio

5) Transnational Activism and the Argentine Women’s Movement: Challenging the Gender Regime? / Débora Lopreite

Part 3: Stretching the Scope of Solidarities

6) Troubling Transnational Feminism(s) at the World Social Forum / Janet Conway

7) Bringing Feminist Perspectives to Transnational Collective Action in Southeast Asia / Dominique Caouette

8) Building Transnational Feminist Solidarity in the Americas: The Experience of the Latin American Network of Women Transforming the Economy / Carmen L. Díaz Alba

Conclusion / Dominique Masson and Pascale Dufour

List of Contributors



Solidarities Beyond Borders provides an interdisciplinary survey encompassing contributions from political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and geographers. Both a call to arms and a guide towards broader points of redress, the book is appealingly focused and scholarly without sacrificing its immediacy.
- Dylan Roberts, Canadian Dimension, Jan/Feb, Vol. 45, No. 1

"Solidarities beyond Borders covers enormously important ground. As feminist movements become increasingly invisible in the North American context, readers everywhere need to know more about the dynamism of women's movements in much of the world. This is not a 'specialist' book, but will be useful to students in a wide range of disciplines, as well as to social activists."
-- Lynne Phillips, co-editor of Transgressing Borders: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Household, and Culture

"Solidarities beyond Borders will be a key reference for students and scholars -- for the combination of the feminist international relations literature with the social movement literature, for the usefulness of the case studies, and for the discussions about what constitutes transnationalism."
-- Caroline Andrew, co-editor of Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women

Sample Chapter

Front Matter and Chapter One

Related Topics

Gender Studies
Political Science

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