Resisting the Veil of Privilege: Building Bridge Identities as an Ethico-Politics of Global Feminisms

Hypatia 13 (3):95 - 113 (1998)
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Northern researchers and service providers espousing modernist theories of development in order to understand and aid countries and peoples of the South ignore their own non-universal starting points of knowledge and their own vested interests. Universal ethics are rejected in favor of situated ethics, while a modified empowerment development model for aiding women in the South based on poststructuralism requires building a bridge identity politics to promote participatory democracy and challenge Northern power knowledges



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