Navigating socio-spatial difference, constructing counter-space: Insights from transnational feminist praxis

Sarah E. Dempsey, Patricia S. Parker, Kathleen J. Krone

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In recent years, feminist activists have increasingly transnationalized their struggle against local forms of oppression. Our study explores the contentious nature of feminist transnationalism, asking how transnational feminist networks (TFNs) navigate sociospatial inequalities within their own practices and as a wider social movement. We argue that: (1) TFNs make socio-spatial differences meaningful in part through their constructions of regional, international, and trans-local imaginaries; and (2) TFNs construct resistant feminist counter-spaces through dialogue and strategies aimed at destabilizing dominant structures. Our findings highlight the central role of spatial praxis within transnational feminism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-220
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2011



  • Critical Spatial Theory
  • Difference
  • Resistance
  • Spatial Praxis
  • Transnational Feminism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication

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