The Gender of Globalization: Women Navigating Cultural and Economic Marginalities

The Gender of Globalization: Women Navigating Cultural and Economic Marginalities

by Nandini Gunewardena, Karen Brodkin, William L. Conwill, Ulrika Dahl
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618913

ISBN-13: 9781930618916

Pub. Date: 01/11/2008

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

As “globalization” moves rapidly from buzzword to cliché, evaluating the claims of neoliberal capitalism to empower and enrich remains urgently important. The authors in this volume employ feminist, ethnographic methods to examine what free trade and export processing zones, economic liberalization, and currency reform mean to women in Argentina,

Overview

As “globalization” moves rapidly from buzzword to cliché, evaluating the claims of neoliberal capitalism to empower and enrich remains urgently important. The authors in this volume employ feminist, ethnographic methods to examine what free trade and export processing zones, economic liberalization, and currency reform mean to women in Argentina, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Ghana, the United States, India, Jamaica, and many other places. Heralded as agents of prosperity and liberation, neoliberal economic policies have all too often refigured and redoubled the burdens of gender, race, caste, class, and regional subordination that women bear. Traders, garment factory operatives, hotel managers and maids, small farmers and agricultural laborers, garbage pickers, domestic caregivers, daughters, wives, and mothers—women around the world are struggling to challenge the tendency of globalization talk to veil their marginalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618916
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
01/11/2008
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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