Friday Videos: Translating Feminism

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This hour-long video is from an Institute of Research on Women and Gender Conference held at Columbia University. Feel free to fast forward through it (especially the first fifteen minutes). The theme of this video is “Is Feminism Translatable?” The overall title of the conference was “What is Feminist Politics? Global and Local.”

Note that along the right side of the screen there are many other videos available from the same conference covering topics like “Genealogies of Feminist Politics,” “Who Is the Subject of Feminism?” and “Sex, Struggle and Daily Bread” (one of the keynote addresses, which I particularly recommend).

If you’ve ever wished to attend such a conference, this is the next best thing–and it doesn’t cost you a penny.

Is Feminism Translatable? Panel from Institute for Research on Women on Vimeo.

“What is Feminist Politics Now? Local and Global” Conference

Is Feminism Translatable? Panel

Dorothy Ko, Barnard College, Moderator

How is feminism understood across cultural space and time – as a social movement and/or as a set of understandings about women’s experiences? Are models for achieving feminist aims movable across cultures?

Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Lydia Liu, Columbia University

Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard University

Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University

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Ellen Keim

Ellen is a freelance writer, essayist and copy editor, living with three cats and a husband in Columbus, OH.

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