We are now inhabiting an academic world filled with the prefix 'post' - post-structuralism, post-modernism, post-colonialism, post-feminism, etc. More than debating the various connotations of the prefix, scholars are now increasingly engaged in identifying the space offered by it in order to interrogate, negotiate, and transform the movements defined by it. Re-defining Feminisms examines the process that paves the way for re-definition of the different types of feminisms in the Indian context. This critical anthology is the outcome of peer-reviewed and revised papers presented at a conference in India, and also includes a few invited contributions. While literature is the underlying matrix for the anthology, it covers diverse fields like fine arts, creative writing, social work, activism, media studies, and many more. The editors of the anthology have identified four stages to the process of re-definition - namely, 'Re-design,' 'Re-think,' 'Re-view,' and 'Re-mark.' All the contributions have been arranged within these four stages, which appear as the four sections of the book. It provides a rich texturing of the subtle nuances of feminisms, interweaving across the different sub-sections and disciplines.
Publication Date: 1/1/2008