This study reveals a postcolonial desire not only to redraw the boundary between western and Third-World women, but also to investigate the imaginary relationship, or rather, the psychological dynamics involved in western women's relationship with Third-World women. Rather than reduce the relationship between western women and Third-World women to a simple opposition; it attempts to understand the ambivalence in their relationship. This study is driven by my desire to understand how western feminists' seek to identify with Third-World women and how this can contribute to an understanding of postcolonial power relations and move beyond the assumed polarities of identity politics. I want to be able to think beyond a simple binary analysis of culpability and innocence and move toward an understanding of how differences among women can be seen to be enriching and valuable.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Gender Studies
- Social Sciences(all)