Transnationalism, Feminism, and Fundamentalism

  • Minoo Moallem


In the past few decades, with the expansion of new forms of print and visual media, with globalization, and with the erosion of the nation-state, societies, social groups, and individuals have suffered a “crisis of identity.” This crisis of identity is correlated with the expansion of a global culture and the forces opposing it in the aftermath of decolonization (Hall, 1992). The outcome has been a war of representation and position between dominant and dominated ethnicities as well as hegemonic masculinities and emphasized femininities.1 These crises have generated a series of questions of varying range and scale concerning group identifications and individual selves, from globalism to nativism, from center to periphery, and conversely. Typical questions might be: Who are we?2What is our relationship with others? How do we relate to our own selves? What is particular about us? Has anyone the authority to control us? If so, in the name of what and for whom?


Gender Identity Subject Position Sexual Objectification Emotional Labor Hegemonic Masculinity 
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