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Korenman Lecture: Feminism as Traveling Theory

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Published on Feb 29, 2012

Beginning in the 1970's, the feminist classic book on women and health, Our Bodies, Ourselves, not only has had an enormous impact on feminism in the U.S., but it has been taken up, translated and adapted by women across the globe.

In a lecture entitled "Feminism as Traveling Theory: The Case of Our Bodies, Ourselves," Kathy E. Davis will explore the book's world-wide travels, showing how it was transformed in the process of its many border crossings, and how it provides useful insights for how we think about history, the politics of knowledge, and transnational feminism.

Kathy E. Davis is a senior researcher at the Institute of History and Culture at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her extensive body of work involves issues of feminist theory and women's health. Her most recent book, The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders (Duke, 2007) builds a transnational history of the feminist self-health text.

The lecture, which is the Department of Gender and Women's Studies' annual Korenman Lecture, will take place on Monday, February 27 at 4 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library. It is sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies with the support of the Dresher Center for the Humanities

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