The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Volume 31.1 includes a special section addressing global feminisms. Editors Judith Plaskow and Traci West describe global feminism (2015) as “addressing issues of globalization, religion, and feminist inquiry and practice across borders or which highlight feminist work in religion in particular cultural contexts beyond the U.S.” The issue includes the special section on global feminisms, two interviews with German or German-born scholars, and a roundtable on Asian/Asian North American theologies that looks critically at concepts such as globality and transnationality.
The material in this issue is the fruit of the journal’s strong commitment to including more articles from outside the United States and more sustained reflection on issues of globalization from scholars in differing social and political contexts.
One of the striking connections in this issue is the way the articles address woman’s activism to raise broader questions about the nature of women’s agency and the interrelation between individual commitments and desires and larger social context.
The editors hope that this issue contributes to an understanding of both the interlocking forces that engender domination and violence and possible strategies of resistance that can lead to genuine change.
Plaskow, J. & West, T.(2015). Editor's Introduction, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 31(1), 1-2.
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