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Transnational Borderlands in Women’s Global Networks

The Making of Cultural Resistance

  • Editors
  • Clara Román-Odio
  • Marta Sierra

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies Series book series (CFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clara Román-Odio, Marta Sierra
      Pages 3-19
  3. Globalization, Transnationalisms, and the Politics of Representation in the Borderlands

  4. Transnational Decentering of Human/Women’s Rights

  5. Pedagogies of Crossing and Dissent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Katy Strzepek, Beatrice Jacobson, Katherine Van Blair
      Pages 221-239
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-251

About this book


Transnational Borderlands: The Making of Cultural Resistance in Women's Global Networks investigates the implications of transnational feminist methodologies at multiple levels: collective actions, theory, pedagogy, discursive, and visual productions. It addresses a substantial gap in the field of transnational feminisms; namely, the absence of a voice that links social and theoretical outcomes to the politics of representation in literature, visual art, discourses of rights and citizenships, and pedagogy. The book encompasses three categories of relevance to contemporary transnational methodologies: the politics of cultural representation in literature and visual art, the de-centering of human/women's rights, and pedagogies of crossing and dissent. Given current interest in the cultures of globalization and the role women and other minorities play in them, we expect this book will appeal to scholars in the fields of Women's and Gender Studies, Borderlands Studies, Transnational Studies, and to anyone interested in how transnational processes shape a culture of resistance in women's global networks.


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About the authors

Clara Román-Odio is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Director of Latino/a Studies at Kenyon College, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transnational Borderlands in Women’s Global Networks
  • Book Subtitle The Making of Cultural Resistance
  • Editors M. Sierra
    C. Román-Odio
  • Series Title Comparative Feminist Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-10981-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-29231-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-11947-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender Studies
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“‘Transnational Borderlands is a book about the intricate connections between local and global sites that women occupy in transnational networks’ … . The broad spectrum of this volume will appeal to scholars in the fields of Women’s and Gender Studies, Transnational Studies, Latin American and Middle Eastern Studies, and to anyone interested in the intersection between activism and globalization.” (Enrique Ávila López, Letras Femeninas, 2015)