Friday, October 18, 2013
Imperialist Feminism: A Historical Overview
"Never has it been the case that brown women have been liberated by Empire."
In this talk at UC, Berkeley (March, 2013), Dr. Kumar argues that the West has often used the liberation of brown women as an excuse for empire. She debunks this rescue narrative starting with the Afghan war and then going back to 19th century colonial narratives in regard to Muslim women.