ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Institutionalising Feminist Agenda(s)

The practices of women's movement are continually being transformed to meet new challenges. Yet feminist politics is constantly confronted with a scepticism against institutionalised politics; it displays an uneasiness with the forms of power that dominate political processes. Similarly the politics of mainstreaming women's studies implies that feminist scholarship has had to cope with the complex web of relationships within academia dominated by a patriarchal academy and knowledge hierarchy. But as this paper explains, while institutional locations may also form their own sites of contest, the need for a renewed and sustained struggle from such locations, employing new interventions in the hope of transforming institutions, remains of crucial importance for the women's movement.

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