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The Global and the Intimate Feminism in Our Time by Geraldine (University of British Columbia) Pratt

The Global and the Intimate Feminism in Our Time

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The Global and the Intimate Feminism in Our Time by Geraldine (University of British Columbia) Pratt

By placing the global and the intimate in near relation, sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors forge a distinctively feminist approach to questions of transnational relations, economic development, and intercultural exchange. This pairing enables personal modes of writing and engagement with globalization debates and forges a definition of justice keyed to the specificity of time, place, and feeling. Writing from multiple disciplinary and geographical perspectives, the contributors participate in a long-standing feminist tradition of upending spatial hierarchies and making theory out of the practices of everyday life.


Balancing feminist theory's commitment to the everyday with a keen understanding of the structures that shape lives, The Global and the Intimate demonstrates how the site-specific material practices undertaken by embodied agents both connect with and affect other people and places across the globe. It is a richly textured book that merits a wide audience while inviting a reconsideration of hierarchies of space and scale and their relevance to feminist investigations. -- Sallie Marston, University of Arizona

About the Author

Geraldine Pratt is professor of geography at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Working Feminism and Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love and the coauthor of Gender, Work, and Space. Victoria Rosner is associate dean at Columbia University, where she teaches courses on modernist literature, gender, and space. She is the author of Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life.

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Publication date

1st May 2012


Geraldine (University of British Columbia) Pratt

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Columbia University Press


344 pages


Feminism & feminist theory



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