Synopses & Reviews
Feminism and postcolonialist criticism are natural allies, as has been by a significant body of work over more than a decade. In this reader, Reina Lewis and Sara Mills have brought together an impressive collection of writings, among them selections by Vron Ware, Gayatri Spivak, bell hooks, Natalie Zemon Davis, Chandra Mohanty, Rey Chow, Winifred Woodhull, Fatima Mernissi, Horense Spillers, Ann McClintock, Adrienne Rich, Chela Sandoval, and Audre Lorde.
Feminism and postcolonialism are allies, and the impressive selection of writings brought together in this volume demonstrate how fruitful that alliance can be. Reina Lewis and Sara Mills have assembled a brilliant selection of thinkers, organizing them into six categories: Gendering Colonialism and Postcolonialism/Radicalizing Feminism, Rethinking Whiteness, Redefining the 'Third World' Subject, Sexuality and Sexual Rights, Harem and the Veil, and Gender and Post/colonial Relations. A bibliography complements the wide-ranging essays. This is the ideal volume for any reader interested in the development of postcoloniality and feminist thought.