By Elora Halim Chowdhury
Acid assaults opposed to girls and women have captured the eye of the worldwide media, with numerous high-profile stories starting from the BBC to The Oprah Winfrey Show. In Bangladesh, purposes for the assaults contain women’s rejection of sexual advances from males, refusal of marriage proposals, family members or land disputes, and unmet dowry calls for. the implications are a number of: everlasting marks at the physique, disfiguration, and power blindness. In Transnationalism Reversed, Elora Halim Chowdhury explores the advanced terrain of women’s transnational antiviolence organizing by way of targeting the paintings performed in Bangladesh round acid attacks—and the ways that the country, foreign corporations, neighborhood expatriates, US media, Bangladeshi immigrants within the usa, survivor-activists, and native women’s firms have interaction the pragmatics and the transnational rhetoric of empowerment, rescue, and rehabilitation. Grounded in cautious ethnographic paintings, oral historical past, and theoretical and filmic research, Transnationalism Reversed makes an important contribution to conversations round gendered violence, transnational feminist praxis, and the politics of organizing—particularly round NGOs—in the worldwide South.
“This booklet offers a lot and for my part, it gives you … The e-book is definitely written and good argued, and balances conception with genuine circumstances and ancient conditions … it really is the most effective monographs on feminist transnational praxis i've got lately read.” — Tonia St. Germain, H-Net experiences (H-Genocide)
“…a considerate, attractive, and sharp research … whereas Elora Chowdhury attracts on and contributes to a feminist scholarship that privileges responsibility and unity in knowing women’s struggles via their very own reports, she distinguishes herself by means of her remedy of delicate subject material, self-reflexivity on insider/outsider ethnography, and the power to be serious of, but respectful to these whose narratives she relates … it's a great addition to gender experiences, feminist ethnography, improvement experiences, and transnational feminist studies.” — Gender and Development
“This publication is a phenomenal exploration of the complexities and contradictions of girls, gender justice, and feminist organizing within the international South—and of the ways that those projects and campaigns input the discourse of ‘transnational feminism.’” — Piya Chatterjee, writer of A Time for Tea: ladies, hard work, and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation
“This groundbreaking ebook turns into an essential reference element for somebody puzzling over transnational feminist perform, NGOs, and gender violence. Chowdhury’s cautious research of neighborhood and transnational campaigns opposed to acid violence in Bangladesh is sharp and eye-opening. Scrupulously delicate to the organisation and studies of tangible girls ‘victims,’ Chowdhury deals a compelling critique of the methods violence opposed to ladies will get appropriated in foreign politics.” — Lila Abu-Lughod, writer of Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society
Elora Halim Chowdhury is affiliate Professor of Women’s experiences on the college of Massachusetts Boston.
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