Contemporary feminists face the labor of moving beyond the dominant paradigms of knowledge and communication that drive corporate globalization. Dialogue and Difference, a new collection edited by Marguerite Waller and Sylvia Marcos, provides students with groundbreaking essays by an international group of feminist scholars and activists who stress the need to put different approaches to reality and to scholarship into relation in order to build coalitions across the usual North/South, East/West divides. Modeling ways to weave these connections, the authors take difference, rather than isomorphic similarity, to be the basis for effective anti-imperial feminist theory and practice. These dialogues among women's movements bridge profound differences in historical, economic, and political circumstance, language, culture, and fundamental "cosmovision." Such differences are welcomed by contributors as practical resources, rather than as obstacles, in feminist challenges to corporate globalization. Dialogue and Difference is an essential collection for professors and students interested in globalization, development, gender studies, and activism.
Gay-Lesbian, Nonfiction, Civil-Rights,