The world at war: The mind, journalism, freedoms… Third World Women and the Inadequacies of Western Feminism

ntroduction The crisis in development is paralleled by the crisis in feminism. Both have reached an impasse, i.e. both have negated the usefulness of grand theory and are also in danger of plummeting to the depths of that other extreme, cultural relativism. This is characterised by simplistic cultural comparisons without recourse to political and economic analysis. Nederveen Pieterse aspires to a new pluralism within development discourse through which ‘. . .the field of debate is opened

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