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A critical reflexive politics of location, feminist debt and thinking from the Global South

Madhok, Sumi ORCID: 0000-0002-3192-6098 (2020) A critical reflexive politics of location, feminist debt and thinking from the Global South. European Journal of Women's Studies. ISSN 1350-5068

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1350506820952492

Abstract

In this article, I raise a question and acknowledge a 'feminist debt'. The ‘feminist debt’ is to the politics of location, and the question asks: what particular stipulations and enablements does a critical reflexive feminist politics of location put in place for knowledge production and for doing feminist theory? I suggest that there are at least three stipulations/ enablements that a critical reflexive politics of location puts in place for knowledge production. Firstly, it demands/enables scholarly accounts to reveal their location within the prevailing entanglements of power relations and to highlight the politics of struggle that underpin these. Secondly, it demands/enables conceptual work from different geographical spaces—and in particular, it facilitates the production of conceptual work in non-standard background contexts and conditions. And finally, a critical reflexive politics of location demands/enables a methodological response to capture the different conceptual and analytical and empirical knowledges produced in different locations.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ejw
Divisions: Gender Studies
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2020 12:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 17:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106144

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