"Leela Fernandes focuses a sharp analytic lens on the representational practices, cross-border politics, and symbolic constructions of transnationalism within U.S. feminism. Her call for accountability and interrogation of feminist knowledge production is one that should be heard by all those interested in challenging inequalities and resisting disciplining tendencies within transnational feminist praxis."
—Nancy Naples, author of Grassroots Warriors: Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty
"Unveiling the reproduction of the national in the transnational and the disciplining of interdisciplinarity, Fernandes deftly illustrates the minefields that women's and gender studies, postcolonial, and other interdisciplinary scholars traverse as they seek to produce transformative knowledge. Transnational Feminism in the United States is essential reading, ushering us into a more ethical practice of feminism and politics."
—Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, author of Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics
“With a clear introduction that offers each chapter’s argument, this text is simultaneously challenging and approachable. It is accessible for specific purposes, as each essay can stand alone. The arguments are clearly and systematically laid out in this thoroughly research and articulate text.”
—, Journal of American Culture
"Through this collection's five loosely connected essays...full of provocative arguments, Fernandes offers a cautionary analysis of the trajectory of 'transnational feminism' in women's studies in the U.S. academy."
—WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
"Will help [readers] realize how transnational feminism has been influenced by the dominant language of human rights . . . [and] sharpens a critical sensibility on how to study women's issues globally."
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