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Canadian Scholars’ Press,Women’s Press
190 pages
5.5 x 8.5 inches
May 1995
Print ISBN: 9780889612082


Thinking Through brings together new and recent writing by Himani Bannerji. Through anti-racist, Marxist feminism, Bannerji questions the notion of distinct/separate oppressions which understands gender, race and class as separate issues. Incisive and important, Thinking Through offers a new strategy to theorizing gender, race, class and socialist revolution.

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The Passion of Naming: Identity, Difference and Politics of Class

Introducing Racism: Notes Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism

But Who Speaks for Us? Experience and Agency in Conventional Feminist Paradigms

Re: Turning the Gaze

In the Matter of "X": Building "Race" into Sexual Harassment

The Sound Barrier: Translating Ourselves in Language and Experience

Truant in Time


Himani Bannerji

Himani Bannerji is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and the author of several books, including: Thinking Through: Essays in Feminism, Marxism, and Anti-Racism; Unsettling Relations: The University as a Site of Feminist Struggles; Mirror of Class: Essays on Bengali Theatre; Returning the Gaze: Essays on Racism, Feminism, and Politics; Coloured Pictures The Two Sisters; and The Writing on the Wall: Essays on Culture and Politics.

Dark Side of the Nation, Demography and Democracy, Thinking Through


"Himani Bannerji’s essays illuminate the politics of difference as they affect women of colour in the post-colonial world, raising questions that go beyond the analysis of Marx or Fanon. The narration, that draws on her personal and political anguish, is precise and powerful in refuting the myth of universal sisterhood.... A major text in the study of cultural identity."
—  Swasti Mitter, Gender and Development Studies, United Nations University, Institute of New Technologies, The Netherlands

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