Questions of national identity, indigenous rights, citizenship, and migration have acquired unprecedented relevance in this age of globalization. In Exalted Subjects, noted feminist scholar Sunera Thobani examines the meanings and complexities of these questions in a Canadian context.
What is a Canadian critical race feminism? As the contributors to this book note, the interventions of Canadian critical race feminists work to explicitly engage the Canadian state as a white settler society. The collection examines Indigenous peoples within the Canadian settler state and Indigenous women within feminism; the challenges posed by the settler state for women of colour and Indigenous women; and the possibilities and limits of an anti-colonial praxis.
This collection places Asian women centre stage and challenges a dichotomized view of Asia and the "west" or "north." It offers an understanding of Asian women in their networks of connections through the work of feminist scholars discussing Asian women in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. While the focus is on how Asian women are socially constructed and represented in books, on screen, and in the media, it also includes discussions on how Asian women present and represent themselves. Few books deal with Asian women's interconnections, and yet fewer express the range of theoretical perspectives, linkages, and disciplines that are the focus of this collection. Asian Women: Interconnections opens important intellectual discussions about Asian Canadian feminism, and comparative feminisms.
The Construction of Religious Boundaries lays the foundation for a major reinterpretation of religion and society in India. By extensively using post-structuralist theory, Professor Oberoi suggests an alternative to earlier scholarly narratives that saw Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islam ashistorically given categories encompassing well-demarcated and self-conscious units of religious identity. The theoretical advances are made through a searching examination of Sikh historical materials.