Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks / Edition 1

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Overview

Globalization may offer modern feminism its greatest opportunity and greatest challenge. Allowing communication and information exchange while also exacerbating economic and social inequalities, globalization has fostered the growth of transnational feminist networks (TFNs). These groups have used the Internet to build coalitions, lobby governments, and advance the goals of feminism.

Globalizing Women explains how the negative and positive aspects of globalization have helped to create transnational networks of activists and organizations with common agendas. Sociologist Valentine M. Moghadam discusses six such feminist networks to analyze the organization, objectives, programs, and outcomes of these groups in their effort to improve conditions for women throughout the world. Moghadam also examines how "globalizing women" are responding to and resisting growing inequalities, the exploitation of female labor, and patriarchal fundamentalisms. This book is an important addition to literature exploring feminism as well as to the broader discussion of the impact of transnational social movements and organizations in the globalized world.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

American Sociological Review
Feminist readers will appreciate Moghadam's deep commitment to understanding global feminism from the inside out.

— Abigail E. Cameron

American Sociological Review - Abigail E. Cameron
Feminist readers will appreciate Moghadam's deep commitment to understanding global feminism from the inside out.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801880247
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 1/20/2005
  • Series: Themes in Global Social Change
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Valentine M. Moghadam is the director of women's studies and a professor of sociology at Illinois State University. She is also Chief, Gender Equality and Development Section, Human Rights Division, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

1 Globalizing women : an introduction and overview 1
2 Globalization and its discontent : capitalist development, political movements and gender 21
3 Female labor, regional crises, and feminist responses 50
4 The women's movement and its organizations : discourses, structures, resources 78
5 From structural adjustment to the global trade agenda : DAWN, WIDE, and WEDO 105
6 Feminists versus fundamentalists : women living under Muslim laws and the sisterhood is global institute 142
7 The travails of transnational feminist organizing : the association of women of the Mediterranean region (AWMR) 173
8 The specter that haunts the global economy? : the challenge of global feminism 191
App. A A women's appeal, women living under Muslim laws, alert for action / Algeria, 1992 203
App. B Women's caucus declaration, third ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization, Seattle, Washington, 30 November-3 December 1999 204
App. C Seattle declaration, diverse women for diversity, Seattle, 1 December 1999 206
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