Disciplinary 'Moratorium': Post-Colonial Studies, Third Wave Feminism and Development Studies
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 892-896, 2009
5 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2009
Date Written: December 12, 2009
This paper explores some similarities between Feminism, especially intersectionality theory, post-colonial studies, and Participatory Alternative Development. While the three fields deal with different subject matters they have commonalities such as methodology, historical development, and activism. The three fields have as their goal, not only the accumulation of knowledge but also to strive for transformation in the world. A general sympathy for the weak and the oppressed is also shared by the three fields and their empowerment is an important goal. Finally, the role of post-modernism as an intricately linked theoretical movement that has strengthened and weakened the three fields at one time or the other will be discussed.
Keywords: Development Studies, Feminism, Post-colonial Studies
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