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American Sociological ReviewFeminist readers will appreciate Moghadam's deep commitment to understanding global feminism from the inside out.
— Abigail E. Cameron
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
— Abigail E. Cameron
Feminist readers will appreciate Moghadam's deep commitment to understanding global feminism from the inside out.
|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|