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Silence, Feminism, Power

Reflections at the Edges of Sound

  • Sheena Malhotra
  • Aimee Carrillo Rowe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Still the Silence: Feminist Reflections at the Edges of Sound

    1. Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra
      Pages 1-22
  3. Transformative Silences: Intersectionality, Privilege, Alliances

  4. Learning to Listen: Academia, Silence, Resistance

  5. Recovering Silences: Community, Family, Intimacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Della Pollock
      Pages 159-175
    3. Francesca Royster
      Pages 176-187
  6. Legacies of Silences: Memory, Healing, Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217

About this book


An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to consider the multiple possibilities silence enables. The volume features diverse feminist reflections on the nuanced relationship between silence and voice to foreground the creative, meditative, generative and resistive power our silences engender.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sheena Malhotra
    • 1
  • Aimee Carrillo Rowe
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

About the editors

SHEENA MALHOTRA is Professor and Chair of Gender & Women's Studies at California State University, Northridge, USA. Her research focuses on media in India and the Indian diaspora, drawing on Feminist Media Studies and Transnational/Postcolonial Feminism. She is co-author of Answer The Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers.
AIMEE CARRILLO ROWE is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge, USA. She teaches and writes in the areas of Rhetoric, Feminist Theory, and Cultural Studies. Her book, Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances (2008), explores subjectivity as relational, generating possibilities for transracial feminist alliances.

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