Transnational Feminism and Communication Studies

@article{Shome2006TransnationalFA,
  title={Transnational Feminism and Communication Studies},
  author={Raka Shome},
  journal={The Communication Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={255 - 267}
}
  • R. Shome
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Art
  • The Communication Review
This essay critically reviews some trends in transnational feminist communication studies. It then makes a case for the importance of transnational perspectives in feminist communication scholarship. 
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