‘Autres’ féminismes: Quand la femme africaine repousse les limites de la pensée et de l’action féministes


Nnaemeka, Obioma. 2008. “‘Autres’ féminismes: Quand la femme africaine repousse les limites de la pensée et de l’action féministes.” Africultures 74-75 (3): 12‑9.

English: Nnaemeka, Obioma. 2008. “‘Alternative’ feminisms: When African women push the limits of feminist thought and action.” Africultures 74-75 (3): 12-9.

Author: Obioma Nnaemeka


Retracer l'histoire des théories et pratiques féministes, au cours du dernier demi-siècle, c'est en relever les contrastes, les corrélations et l'instabilité des limites. Le féminisme a suivi une trajectoire ponctuée d'une série de dichotomies : autonomie et interdépendance, exclusion et inclusion, conflit et collaboration, entrecroisement et intersectionnalité. Il a surtout connu une expansion de son horizon. En cherchant à refaire le monde et en exigeant une fin à toute forme de sexismes, le féminisme, en tant qu'idéologie et activisme, a adopté une forme définie par un certain cadre géographique et culturel : l'Occident. Dans ce texte, Obioma Nnaemeka souligne le caractère hégémonique des discours féministes occidental et africain-américain et énonce les alternatives africaines ancrées dans des réalités locales.

English Abstract:

To recount the history of feminist theory and practice over the course of the last half century, is to draw attention to its contrasts, correlations, and instability of limits. Feminism has followed a trajectory punctuated by a series of dicotomies: autonomy and interdependence, exclusion and inclusion, conflict and collaboration,  an intercrossing and intersectionality. It has above all realized a broadening of its horizons. In searching to remake the world and in exacting an end to all forms of sexism, femininsm, in both ideology and activism has adopted a form defined by a particular geographical and cultural group: the Occident. In this article, Obioma Nnaemeka underlines the hegemonic character of occidental and african-american feminist discourse, and sets forth african alternatives based in local realities. (Translation by Consortium)

Topics: Coloniality/Post-Coloniality, Feminisms, Gender, Globalization Regions: Africa

Year: 2008

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