Global Democracy, Social Movements To Feminism

Global Democracy, Social Movements To Feminism

by Catherine Eschle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813391490

ISBN-13: 9780813391496

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


In Global Democracy, Social Movements, and Feminism Catherine Eschle examines the relationship between social movements and democracy in social and political thought in the context of debates about the exclusions and mobilizations generated by gender hierarchies and the impact of globalization. Eschle considers a range of approaches in social and political…  See more details below

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In Global Democracy, Social Movements, and Feminism Catherine Eschle examines the relationship between social movements and democracy in social and political thought in the context of debates about the exclusions and mobilizations generated by gender hierarchies and the impact of globalization. Eschle considers a range of approaches in social and political thought, from long-standing liberal, republican, Marxist and anarchist traditions, through post-Marxist and post-modernist innovations and recent efforts to theorize democracy and social movements at a global level. The author turns to feminist theory and movement practices--and particularly to black and third world feminist interventions--in debates about the democratization of feminism itself. Eschle discusses the ways in which such debates are increasingly played out on a global scale as feminists grapple with the implication of globalization for movement organization. The author then concludes with a discussion of the relevance of these feminist debates for the theorization of democracy more generally in an era of global transformation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813391496
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Feminist Theory and Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
1Modernity, Social Movements, and Democracy17
Introduction17
Epochal Change (1)18
Liberalism, Individualism, and Civil Society24
Marxism, Historical Materialism, and Class Struggle32
Republicanism, Citizenship, and the Public Sphere37
Anarchism, Power, and Movement42
Conclusion48
2New Times, New Social Movements, New Democracy53
Introduction53
Epochal Change (2)54
Associations, States, and Markets61
Radicalizing Civil Society64
Radical Democracy and Hegemony68
A Postmodern Politics of Difference72
Conclusion76
3Constructing a Woman-Friendly Polity85
Introduction85
Gendered Exclusions and Feminist Explanations86
Feminist Reconstructions of the Polity97
Democratic Limitations102
Conclusion111
4Reconstructing the Feminist Movement117
Introduction117
Democratizing the Feminist Movement118
Black and Third World Feminist Interventions123
Democratic Innovations (1)128
Conclusion139
5Globalizing Democracy, Globalizing Movements145
Introduction145
Epochal Change (3)146
Modernizing Liberal Cosmopolitanism158
Demarchy on a Global Scale163
Marxism and the Globalization of Class Struggle166
Globalizing Radical Civil Society170
A Postmodern Politics of Connection174
Conclusion177
6Reconstructing Global Feminism, Engendering Global Democracy185
Introduction185
Gendering Epochal Change186
Reconstructing the Polity in an Era of Globalization196
Reconstructing Global Feminism200
Democratic Innovations (2)204
Conclusion217
Conclusion223
References237
Index269

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