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Overview

Women's voices and experiences from around the world are brought to bear upon issues of globalization and democratization in this volume of strikingly original and diverse essays. From the Comfort Women of Japan to the Mexican maquiladoras, from the debt burdened nations of Africa to the 'new settler societies' of Oceania, the impact of globalizing forces and uneven democratization yields gender dislocations everywhere. This volume charts these trends with original research, first-hand interviews and surveys, and fresh theoretical perspectives. Gender regime change may be built on the understandings begun here.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
This volume provides a fresh take on the international and comparative politics literature. . . . The 13 chapters represent an almost breathtaking scope of regions and issues for the book's agenda, ranging from Oceania to Asian Indian immigrant women in the U.S. to household income in India.
International Feminist Journal Of Politics
This volume examines three key themes that have not been looked at together in such a comprehensive fashion before and adds to the growing literature of gender, globalization, and democratization.
Democratization
The editors of Gender, Globalization, and Democratization do an able job of placing the case-studies in perspective, emphasizing empirical analysis rather than concerted theory-building.
CHOICE
This volume provides a fresh take on the international and comparative politics literature. . . . The 13 chapters represent an almost breathtaking scope of regions and issues for the book's agenda, ranging from Oceania to Asian Indian immigrant women in the U.S. to household income in India.
Booknews
Thirteen essays incorporate gender analyses into a critical study of globalization and democratization. They focus on how the economic aspects of globalization<-->the international movement of capital, goods, and labor<-->interact with gender issues, including women's participation in public arenas. A major argument of the book is that if established patterns of interaction in the family, the marketplace, and other institutions deny women physical and economic security, access to education, and access to social and political bodies, then the process of democratization<-->though it may constitutionally claim that men and women are equal<-->is just a facade. The contributors are academics in political science and other disciplines from the US, Europe, India, and Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742509788
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rita Mae Kelly was dean of the Social Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas, at Richardson, and author of many books including Advances in Policy Studies Since 1950 and The Gendered Economy. Jane H. Bayes is professor of political science at the California State University in Northridge. Mary E. Hawkesworth is professor of political science and director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Brigitte Young is professor of political economy at Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Globalization, Democratization, and Gender Regimes Chapter 2 Gender, Globalization and Democratization: Some Lessons from Oceania Chapter 3 Globalization and Gender: A European Perspective Chapter 4 Gender and Social Implications of Globalization: An African Perspective Chapter 5 Mexico/ U. S. Migration and Gender Relations: The Guanajuatense Community in Mexico and the United States Chapter 6 Globalization and Asian Indian Immigrant Women in the United States Chapter 7 Income Control and Hosehold Work-Sharing Chapter 8 Japan and the Global Sex Industry Chapter 9 Political Spaces, Gender, and NAFTA Chapter 10 Democratization and Gender Politics in South Korea Chapter 11 Transforming Governance Agendas: Insights from Grassroots Initiatives in Local Governments in Two Districts of India Chapter 12 Engendering the Japanese "Double Standard" Patriarchal Democracy: The Case of the "Comfort Women" and Military Sexual Slavery Chapter 13 Democratization: Reflections on Gendered Dislocations in the Public Sphere Chapter 14 References

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