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Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic

Serene J. Khader


Decolonizing Universalism develops a way forward for genuinely anti-imperialist feminisms. Against ways of thinking that suggest feminists must either reject normativity altogether or bite the bullet and treat feminism as a product of Western chauvinism, the book offers a universalist conception of feminism that is not grounded in imperialism-causing values. Insisting that transnational, postcolonial, and decolonial feminisms criticize imperialism rather than valorize of cultural diversity as such, Khader advocates shifting the terms of feminist debates about imperialism. Rather than asking wh ... More

Keywords: transnational feminisms, decolonial feminisms, political philosophy, feminist theory, gender and development, postcolonial feminism, nonideal theory, relativism, global justice, feminism and multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190664190
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190664190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Serene J. Khader, author
Associate Professor and Jay Newman Chair in the Philosophy of Culture, Brooklyn College

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