Feminist Theory Website

Feminism and Postcolonialism


Individual Feminists on this site:

Geraldine Heng

Ayesha Imam

Kumari Jayawardena

Chandra Mohanty

Gayatri Spivak

Gloria Wekker

Individual Feminists on other sites:

Ama Ata Aidoo

Kamala Das

Anita Desai

Buchi Emecheta

Chitra Fernando

Nadine Gordimer

Kamala Markandaya

Sara Suleri

Yvonne Vera

Other Individual Feminists in this field:

M. Jacqui Alexander

Isabel Allende

Anannya Bhattacharjee

Assia Djebar

Honor Ford-Smith

Bessie Head

Kalpana Kannabiran

Vasanth Kannabiran

Jamaica Kincaid

Asunción Lavrin

Amina Mama

Ophelia Mascarenhas

Nina Mba

Marjorie Mbilinyi

Maria Mies

Kavita Panjabi

Kumkum Sangari

Huda Shaarawi

Ellen Shohat

Internet Links

An index to all the articles published in the journal, "Third Text: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture," can be reached here.

You can access Gender Links to Postcolonial Sites on "The Voice of the Shuttle: Cultural Studies Page," located here.


      Alexander, M. Jacqui and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, ed. Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures. Routledge, 1997.

      Ashfar, Haleh, ed. Women and Politics in the Third World. Routledge, 1996.

      Byrne, Pamela R. and Suzanne R. Ontiveros, ed. Women in the Third World: A Historical Bibliography. 1986.

      Conway-Turner, Kate and Suzanne Cherrin Women, Families, and Feminist Politics: A Global Exploration. Haworth Press, 1998.

      Davies, Miranda, ed. Third World, Second Sex. Prometheus Books, 1983.

      Ghosh, Bishnupriya and Brinda Bose, ed. Interventions: Feminist Dialogues on Third World Women's Literature and Film. Garland Pub., 1997.

      Harding, Sandra. Is Science Multicultural? Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies. Indiana Univ. Press, 1998.

      Harding, Sandra and Uma Narayan, ed. Border Crossings: Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminist Challenges to Philosophy 1. Indiana University Press, 1998.

      Harding, Sandra and Uma Narayan, ed. Border Crossings: Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminist Challenges to Philosophy 2. Indiana University Press, 1998.

      Jayawardena, Kumari. Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World. Zed Books, 1986.

      Jayawardena, Kumari.The White Woman's Other Burden -- Western Women and South Asia During British Rule Routledge, 1995.

      John, Mary E. Discrepant Dislocations: Feminism, Theory, and Postcolonial Histories. Univ. of California Press, 1996.

      Kembadoo, Kamala. Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance, and Redefinition. Routledge, 1998.

      Lycklama a Nijeholt, Geertje, Virginia Vargas, and Saskia Wieringa, ed. Women's Movements and Public Policy in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. 1998.

      McClintock, Anne, Aamir Mufti, and Ella Shohat, ed. Dangerous Liasons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives. 1997.

      Minh-ha, Trinh T. Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism. Indiana Univ. Press, 1989.

      Mitter, Swasti and Sheila Rowbotham, ed. Women Encounter Technology: Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World. Routledge, 1997.

      Mohanty, Chandra Talpade and M. Jacqui Alexander, ed. Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures, Routledge, 1997.

      Mohanty, Chandra Talpade, Ann Russo, Lourdes Torres, ed. Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Indiana Univ. Press, 1991.

      Narayan, Uma. Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Tradition and Third World Feminism. Routledge, 1997.

      Ruether, Rosemary Radford, ed. Women Healing Earth: Third World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion. Orbis Books, 1996.

      Russell, Letty M, ed. Inheriting Our Mothers' Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective. Westminster John Knox Press, 1988.

      Sparr, Pamela, ed. Mortgaging Women's Lives: Feminist Critiques of Structural Adjustment. Zed Books, 1994.

      Staudt, Kathleen. Women, International Development and Politics: The Bureaucratic Mire. Temple University Press, 1990. (Second edition, 1997).

      Staudt, Kathleen and Jane Jaquette, ed. Women and Development: A Policy Focus. Haworth, 1983.

      Staudt, Kathleen, Sue Ellen Charlton and Jana Everett, ed. Women, the State and Development. SUNY/Albany Press, 1989.

      West, Lois A., ed. Feminist Nationalism. NY: Routledge, 1997.

      White, Reneé T. and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, ed. Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolutions. 1997.

      Wilford, Rick and Robert E. Miller ed. Women, Ethnicity and Naitonalism: The Politics of Transition. NY: Routledge, 1998.

      Williams, Brackette F., ed. Women Out of Place: The Gender of Agency and the Race of Nationality. Routledge, 1996.

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