This book outlines key facets of a five year development project on sex tourism and prostitution in the Philippines, and is a powerful reflection on the raging debates taking place among feminists about the Third World. Making a strong call for action, we take on the sometimes paralysing post-colonialist positions about Westerners doing work in the Third World as we discuss our particular case study in the Philippines. We call on critical left scholars to provide solutions to the many global problems in the world and not be so hesitant to “do something.” We argue that we have responsibilities to others beyond our own national borders and that it is a huge failure of imagination to think we cannot “do something” when it is done with critical self-reflection and care.
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About Reluctant Bedfellows…
“This is a moving call for re-invigorating feminist activism and northern responsibility…” – Dr. Allison Goebel
“This book is a “must read”: it will play an important part in shaping social and academic understandings of the politics of sexuality in the twenty-first century …” – Dr. Lorraine Code
“I’m hard pressed to name another book of its kind that explores so passionately … the problems that drive a wedge between women of differing citizenship, privilege and culture …” – Bitch Magazine
Nobody Wants to Hear Our Truth: Homeless Women and Theories of the Welfare State
M. Ralston, Nobody Wants to Hear Our Truth: Homeless Women and Theories of the Welfare State Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996.