Gender and the Politics of Possibilities: Rethinking Globablization

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Overview

Gender and the Politics of Possibilities explores the lesser-known side of globalization beyond the effects of national governments and multinational cooperations by taking a look at grassroots movements by women that have and continue to shape globalization today. Manisha Desai highlights the significant role that women play in cross-border trade in Africa, in transborder activism on issues that affect women, and in cultural change and social justice.

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Editorial Reviews

Valentine M. Moghadam
Gender and the Politics of Possibilities stresses the agency of actors within a globalized world, and hence emphasizes the capacities – or in Desai’s own words, 'possibilities” and “creativity – of African informal cross-border traders, transnational feminists, and cultural producers.
Robert K. Schaeffer
Manisha Desai provides an important contribution to the literature on globalization by showing why “grassroots” women’s activities in these areas need to be reassessed, arguing effectively that they are neglected, undervalued or underappreciated.
Mazie Hough
I think this book gives a clear and new look at globalization with a gender lens
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742563780
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Series: Gender Lens Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Manisha Desai is director of women's studies and associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Cross Border Traders Chapter 3 Transnational Feminists Chapter 4 Modemmujers Chapter 5 Conlcusion
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