Women’s and gender studies are now accepted academic subjects in many Global South countries, whether the field is well established—even institutionalized—or still emerging. However, this phenomenon is under-studied, even though the history, ideas, and key concepts of women’s, feminist, and gender studies are becoming well documented in Europe and America (Lagrave; Brown; Bard; Clair and Heinen). This special edition therefore aims to shed light on knowledge production about women and gender in and by Southern countries, and not about these countries, as is often the case. On the one hand, this edition brings out the local, regional and global dynamics of gender knowledge production and circulation and, on the other hand, it focuses on the content of this knowledge and highlights its specificities (or lack thereof) at the theoretical and epistemological levels. Bringing together Northern and Southern feminist researchers, both junior and senior, offers an empirical and decentered analysis of gender knowledge production “from the margins” (hooks).
Bouilly, Emmanuelle; Dutoya, Virginie; and Saiget, Marie
Introduction: Gender Knowledge: Epistemological and Empirical Contributions from the Global South.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 23(2), 1-11.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol23/iss2/1