Towards Transnational Feminisms. Some reflections and concerns in relation to the globalization of reproductive technologies

J. A. Gupta

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    This article discusses the emergence of the concept of ‘transnational feminisms’ as a differentiated notion from ‘global sisterhood’ within feminist postcolonial criticism. This is done in order to examine its usefulness for interrogating the globalization of reproductive technologies and women’s right to selfdetermination over their own bodies by using these technologies. In particular, women’s use of technologies for assisted conception, and the local and global transactions in reproductive body parts form a testing ground for transnational feminisms. Does the construction of individual reproductive rights still leave some ground for women’s collective struggles? It is proposed that, if at all, transnational solidarity on this issue is possible, it will have to be built on the concept of universal ethical norms regarding human dignity
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages15
    JournalThe European Journal of Women’s Studies
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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