By Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff
Employing feminist, queer, and postcolonial views, Global Justice and Desire addresses financial system as a key component within the dynamic interaction among modes of subjectivity, signification and governance. Bringing jointly a variety of foreign individuals, the booklet proposes that either examining justice throughout the lens of hope, and contemplating hope throughout the lens of justice, are very important for exploring financial approaches. quite a few methods for taking pictures the advanced and dynamic interaction of justice and wish in socioeconomic techniques are taken up. yet, acknowledging a complexity of forces and kin of strength, domination, and violence – occasionally cohering and infrequently contradictory – it's the courting among hierarchical gender preparations, family members of exploitation, and their colonial histories that's under pressure. for that reason, queer, feminist, and postcolonial views intersect as Global Justice and Desire explores their potential to give a contribution to extra simply, and more suitable, economies.
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They thereby fail to address contemporary forms of economic exploitation, especially the superexploitation of women in the global South, by ignoring the gendered ideological subject constitution on both sides of the colonial divide. By focusing on the incoherence between desire and interest, Spivak emphasizes the importance of critique of ideology even as she contests any simplistic understanding of politics as the rational and economic pursuit of justice and rights (Castro Varela and Dhawan 2014; also cf.
Thus, the increasing socio-cultural integration of diversified genders and sexualities cannot simply be celebrated, but has to be analysed in its double-edged role (Engel 2013). Nonetheless, neoliberal policies can equally rely on the neo-traditionalization of heteronormative and patriarchal family structures, on nationalist and racist identity constructions, and on an intensification of the exploitative global division of labour. Accordingly, other authors address the contradictory effects of capitalism as simultaneously liberatory and exploitative of precarious bodies and subjects, arguing that resistance and anti-capitalist politics have to be developed from within neoliberal subjectivation (Cruz-Malavé and Manalansan 2002; Pühl 2003; Engel 2009; Kolářová 2011; Woltersdorff 2011).
They are sceptical about aid conditionalities stipulated by donors from the global North that support struggles against homophobia and transphobia in African countries because they endanger the solidarity in common struggles over issues of poverty, health and food security, and socio-economic and environmental justice. 7 Among others, the colloquia ‘Toward a Vision of Sexual and Economic Justice’ (2009) and ‘Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformation’ (2013), organized by the Barnard Center for Research on Women in New York, aim at overcoming this distinction.
Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy by Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff