I did not get as much time with the Shohat reading as I would have liked, but I got a little bit out of the reading. She says that multicultural feminism emphasizes a multitude of gender and sexual topics throughout various cultures and examines the contradictions throughout these cultures. There is a great amount of emphasis about the effects of Eurocentricity and its perception on aesthetics that needs to be avoided by multicultural feminism. Also, multicultural feminism analyzes gender, sexuality, class, and race in a new globalism.
For the Mohanty/Alexander reading, I felt the definition on XIX was very concise. They also point to "a paradigm of decolonization which stresses power, history, memory, relational analysis, justice (not just representation), and ethics as the issuescentral to our analysis of globalization" (p. XIX). Similar to Shohat, Mohanty and Alexander also put an important emphasis on the connection between global and local. There point to the connection between capitalism and Democracy and how one has been used to support the other at the expense of feminism and in support of white (hetero)masculinity.
This is my first time studying feminism and, in particular, feminist theory. Therefore, I am not exactly sure how to analyze the topics being discussed, but I know that many of you have studied these topics for your major. So, if at any time I seem to be far from the subject or point I would appreciate feedback and comments. Thanks!