The reason why I like The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory is that it’s honest, direct, and pulls no punches in its discussion of different strands of contemporary feminism.
For instance, in the chapter in transnational feminism the formidable Laura Briggs (a professor at Amherst) says without mincing words that transnational feminism came into existence because it was something that you could get funding for. And you could get funding for it because it was useful for global capital to get it funded among a million other things that promoted the idea that everything transnational (i.e. everything that doesn’t recognize national borders) is super duper peachy.
I haven’t seen anyone say this so clearly before.
P.S. She also refers to Hillary as “insidious” (ok, not Hillary as a person but her co-optation of feminist rhetoric) and blasts NGOs as an example of evil transnational governance.