Introduction; 1. Fracturing binarisms: first and third worlds; 2. Individual versus community; 3. Mothers and wives; 4. Sexual identities - western imperialism?; 5. The international traffic in women; Conclusion.
This 1998 book is an incisive exploration of how the experiences of 'women of colour' contest Anglophone feminism.
"...the explosion of postcolonial and 'Third World' writing reminds us that we of the dominant cultural group need new ways of knowing...Re-orienting Western Feminisms will go a long way toward helping many of us achieve this goal...[It] is an invaluable intruduction to feminist theorizing as a political process." Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology