Sati and Performativity: Towards a Western Feminist Understanding of Sati

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Abstract

This article explores some of the conceptual and representational difficulties sati presents for Western feminist analysis, and draws upon Judith Butler's concept of performativity to generate an account of the constitution of satis' subjectivities and agencies that may also provide a basis for theoretical and political contestations of sati.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-176
Number of pages22
JournalAustralian Feminist Studies
Volume28
Issue number76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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