This book engages with current debates on human security, offering a variety of feminist perspectives on the gender reconfigurations of the state, power/knowledge systems, sexuality, care, labour and the implications of globalisation for people's quotidian security. A key thematic area concerns the intersection between gender-as a domain of power-and human security as a new policy framework. The contributions in this book present an integration of a feminist materialist analysis of gender relations with a feminist post-modern approach to gender representation and cultural construction. A combination of the two approaches links culture with politics and economics, and integrates analysis of class, ethnicity and other dimensions of gender identity.
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About the Author
Thanh-Dam Truong is Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. Saskia Wieringa is director of the International Information Center and Archives for the Women's Movement in Amsterdam and also an affiliated senior researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Amrita Chhachhi is Lecturer in the Women, Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Gender Questions in the Human Security Framework THANM-DAM TRUONG, SASKIA WIERINGA, AMRITA CHHACHHIPart I: Human Security, Gender and the Body 1. Gendering Transitional Justice: Experiences of Women in Sri Lanka and Timor Leste in Seeking Affirmation and Rights - SUNILA ABEYSEKERA 2. Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice in the Neo-Conservative Shadow - GITA SEN 3. Gender Power Dynamics in Jamaica's Ghetto Trap: Southside - IMANI M. TAFARI-AMA 4. The New Regulation of Prostitution in the Netherlands - JOYCE OUTSHOORNPart II: Human Security, Work and Care 5. Combating Trafficking in Women and Children: A Gender and Human Rights Framework - NOELEEN HEYZER 6. The Politics and Culture of Care: Some Issues in the Netherlands - CARLA RISSEEUW 7. The Globalisation of Domestic Care Services - RACHEL KURIAN 8. From State Duty to Women's Virtue: Care under Liberalisation in Vietnam - THANH-DAM TRUONGPart III: Human Security: Prospects for Feminist Engagements 9. Globalisation, Social Movements and Feminism: Coming Together at the World Social Forum - VIRGINIA VARGAS 10. Measuring Women's Empowerment: Developing a Global Tool - SASKIA WIERINGA 11. Eroding Citizenship: Gender, Labour and Liberalisation in India - AMRITA CHHACHHI 12. The Plasticity of Gender in Social Policy Formation - PATRICIA MOHAMMED 13. Engendering Science and Interdisciplinary Environmental Research for Environmental Security: The Case of the Nariva Swamp - RHODA REDDOCK Contributors