Summary & Analysis of Under the Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship & Colonial Discourses


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''Under Western Eyes'' takes a critical approach of how _____ treat(s) _____.

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1. When Mohanty claims that Western feminist discourses colonizes third-world women, what does she mean?

2. In Mohanty's critique, she sees the average third-world woman defined by all of these EXCEPT which one?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your comprehension of Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses by Chandra Talpade Mohanty with a quiz and worksheet duo. Questions will ask you to select the best answers about the essay's stance on how Western feminism affects third-world women by enforcing colonial discourse.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The main topic that is approached critically in the essay
  • How Western feminist discourse colonizes third-world women
  • The way most third-world women are perceived
  • Why grouping women into a universal category is problematic
  • The potential impact of the trends Mohanty sees in Western feminist scholarship

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related feminist scholarship and colonial discourse lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Western feminist discourse colonizes third-world women
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about third-world women in a different light from traditional Western discourse

Additional Learning

To learn more about ''Under Western Eyes'', review the accompanying lesson called Summary & Analysis of Under the Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship & Colonial Discourses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how Western women define themselves by reinforcing the stereotype of the average third-world woman
  • Recall Mohanty's definition of colonialism
  • Identify other scholars which Mohanty critiques
  • Outline Mohanty's model of power and struggle that creates the idea of the average third world woman