Dominique Masson, Full Professor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, has published the book: “Cross-Border Solidarities in Twenty-First Century Contexts - Feminist Perspectives and Activist Practices, with Janet M. Conway et Pascale Dufour.
This collection considers how political solidarities are being understood and constructed in a variety of cross-border struggles and for what ends under twenty-first century conditions. In studies grounded in different world regions at a variety of scales, authors address the following issues: how the Cold War divide and its aftermath have structured contemporary asymmetries in European LGBT movements and in ‘global’ feminisms; how ‘colonial difference’ in Latin America confronts feminist and social justice movements with problems of translation across worlds; how travelling concepts essential to constructing solidarities across distance and difference traverse linguistic divides and attendant power imbalances in world cities and transnational networks; how rurality as a form of colonial difference challenges established categories of intersectional feminism. Feminist politics of power and difference, and attention to gendered agency, are at the centre of this inquiry into the possibility of twenty-first century solidarities across borders.
Table of contents:
Introduction, Janet Conway, Dominique Masson, Khalil Habrih, and Pascale Dufour
1. Studying “Global Feminism” as a Transnational Assemblage: Geopolitics of Women’s Rights in the (Post)Cold War (1975–1995), Ioana Cîrstocea
2. European Solidarities across the East/West Divide: Power and Difference in Lesbian and Gay Transnational Cooperation with Poland in the mid-2000s, Agnès Chetaille
3. Solidarity-Building as Praxis: Anti-Extractivism and the World March of Women in the Macro-Norte Region of Peru, Dominique Masson and Anabel Paulos
4. Allowing Rural Difference to Make a Difference: The Brazilian Marcha das Margaridas, Renata Motta and Marco Antonio Teixeira
5. The Cosmopolitical Challenge of Building Border-crossing Feminist Solidarities, Johanna Leinius
6. Power, Translation, and Localized Transnational Feminism, Geneviève Pagé
7. (Mis)translations in Translocal Solidarity-Building and the Need for Controlled Equivocation: Cuerpo-territorio in the World March of Women, Nathalie Lebon, Afterword, Manisha Desai