Power Interrupted
264 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
1 illus.
Release Date:18 Apr 2016

Power Interrupted

Antiracist and Feminist Activism inside the United Nations

University of Washington Press
In Power Interrupted, Sylvanna M. Falcón redirects the conversation about UN-based feminist activism toward UN forums on racism. Her analysis of UN antiracism spaces, in particular the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, considers how a race and gender intersectionality approach broadened opportunities for feminist organizing at the global level. Using a combination of interviews, participant observation, and extensive archival data, Sylvanna M. Falcón situates contemporary antiracist feminist organizing from the Americas alongside a critical historical reading of the UN and its agenda against racism.
RELATED TOPICS: Feminist Studies
Sylvanna M. Falcón is an assistant professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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