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Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose


Often perceived as unbridgeable, the boundaries that divide humanity from itself—whether national, gender, racial, political, or imperial—are rearticulated through friendship. This book expresses the different ways that women forge hospitality in deference to or defiance of the structures meant to keep them apart. Emerging out of postcolonial theory, the book discusses instances when the authors have negotiated friendship's complicated, conflicted, and contradictory terrain. It offers fresh perspectives on feminists' invested, reluctant, and selective uses of the nation, and reflects on how th ... More

Keywords: humanity, women, hospitality, feminism, dissent, resistance, solidarity, dissident friendships, transnational friendship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040412
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elora Halim Chowdhury, editor
University of Massachusetts Boston

Liz Philipose, editor
California State University, Long Beach

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Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose

Part One Praxis of Friendship

Chapter 1 Epistemic Friendships

Nicole Nguyen, A. Wendy Nastasi, Angie Mejia, Anya Stanger, Meredith Madden (Postscript by Chandra Talpade Mohanty)

Chapter 2 Meditations on Friendship

Azza Basarudin and Himika Bhattacharya

Part Two Gender, Nation, Solidarity

Chapter 4 For Sister or State?

Kabita Chakma and Glen Hill

Part Three Neoliberalism, Agency, Friendship

Chapter 7 The Space Between Us

Elora Halim Chowdhury

Part Four Friendship across Borders

Chapter 10 The Dissidence of Daily Life

Lori E. Amy and Eglantina Gjermeni