The Autumn 2011 issue features a comparative perspectives symposium titled “Gloria E. Anzaldúa, An International Perspective,” edited by Norma Cantú. The symposium brings together voices impacted by Anzaldúa’s work on borders and border crossing from around the globe with articles on the Mediterranean, Poland, Ukraine, the Canary Islands, Mexico, and other geographical and contextual locations. As Cantú describes in her introduction, “Anzaldúan thought at a global level provides an overarching lens that scholars and activists use to frame analyses of lived realities and to ruminate about their own borderland experiences in their own countries.” Each author in the symposium, Cantú adds, “lives and works in a corner of the world Anzaldúa may not have visited but of which she writes, insofar as the ideas in her work reach out across cultures, across nations, across many borders.”
This issue also features the winner of the 2011 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship, Ellen Samuels, whose article is titled “Examining Millie and Christine McKoy: Where Enslavement and Enfreakment Meet.”
Articles included in 37.1 cover a range of topics: the politics of race in US feminist scholarship; visual representations of sexual exploitation in India’s red-light districts; child pornography, censorship, and late capitalism; the transnational politics of rights and dissent in Sudan; a feminist analysis of India’s online tourism campaign; and girls’ transgressive intimacy and play in contemporary Japan.
The full table of contents is below. To access the issue on JSTOR, click here.
Comparative Perspectives Symposium: Gloria E. Anzaldúa, An International Perspective
Edited by Norma Cantú
Doing Work That Matters: Gloria Anzaldúa in the International Arena
Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderless Theory in Spain
Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger
Searching for Gloria Anzaldúa: A Fictional Dialogue on Realities Somewhere between Austria and Spain
Prospects of Anzaldúan Thought for a Czech Future
“Where the Third World Grates with the First”: Teaching Gloria Anzaldúa from the Polish Perspective
La Mestiza from Ukraine? Border Crossing with Gloria Anzaldúa
Gloria Anzaldúa in the Canary Islands
Anzaldúa’s Bordercrossing into Mexico
Examining Millie and Christine McKoy:Where Enslavement and Enfreakment Meet
Winner of the 2011 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
The Politics of Race in U.S. Feminist Scholarship: An Archaeology
Visual Currencies: Documenting India’s Red-Light Districts
Krista Geneviève Lynes
Thinking through the Unthinkable: Child Pornography, Censorship, and the Pedophilic Libidinal Economy of Late Capitalism
State of Vulnerability and Humanitarian Visibility on the Verge of Sudan’s Secession: Lubna’s Pants and the Transnational Politics of Rights and Dissent
Amal Hassan Fadlalla
Reproducing/Resisting Race and Gender Difference: Examining India’s Online Tourism Campaign from a Transnational Feminist Perspective
Fujoshi: Young Women Exploring Fantasy Potential and Transgressive Intimacy in Contemporary Japan
Patrick William Galbraith
|Deirdre McKay||Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan.
By Liba Faier.
Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers.
By Anna Romina Guevarra.
Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World.
By Robyn Magalit Rodriguez.
Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization.
By Neferti X. M. Tadiar.
|Katrina Bell McDonald||Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance.
By Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant.
Black Women, Cultural Images, and Social Policy.
By Julia S. Jordan-Zachery.
Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class.
By Lisa B. Thompson.
Erotic Revolutionaries: Black Women, Sexuality, and Popular Culture.
By Shayne Lee.
|Ranjeeta Basu||Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s Work in Globalising India.
By Jayati Ghosh.
Working the Night Shift: Women in India’s Call Center Industry.
By Reena Patel.
Women, Identity and India’s Call Centre Industry.
By J.K. Tina Basi.
|Helen Gremillion||The Anorexic Self: A Personal, Political Analysis of a Diagnostic Discourse.
By Paula Saukko.
Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia.
By Megan Warin.
|Amy Carrillo Rowe||The Promise of Happiness.
By Sara Ahmed.
Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument: Beyond the Trope of the Angry Feminist.
By Barbara Tomlinson.