Transnational feminism and women’s movements in post-1997 Hong Kong [electronic resource] : solidarity beyond the state.

by Lim, AdelynLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Series: Global connections: Publisher: Hong Kong University Press, 2015.Description: 1 online resource (169 pages).ISBN: 9789888313174.Subject(s): Constitutional historyLooking glass | DemocracyLooking glass | EqualityLooking glass | Women -- Political activityLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: Transnational Feminism and Women’s Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong 9789888139378Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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In this clearly written work, sociologist Lim (National Univ. of Singapore) describes the complexity of the diverse forms of women's movements and supports her work with strong theory, which is applicable to other women's movements as well. A helpful summary of the history of Hong Kong and of the variety of women's movements opens the book; Lim then moves to issues of politics and identity and proposes a "collective action frame" rather than the usual collective identity. She explores the diversities of movements, showing a variety of forms, strategies, understanding, actions, ideology, and representation that cross class and ethnicity, with particular emphasis on marginalized communities (sex workers, domestic workers, migrants). Despite the differing forms, strategies, political contexts, ideologies, and practical work across cultural politics and grassroots mobilization, the author demonstrates the shared understandings of working for change, the importance of coalitions, and the recognition of politics of difference and mutuality. She shows how transversal collaborative feminism becomes the norm, which allows and encourages different groups to address varying agendas that are context specific and still function with the collective action frame for politics of difference and mutuality, resulting in transformative structures for a wide variety of women's groups. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --Patrice LeClerc, St. Lawrence University