Globalizing women : transnational feminist networks /

Main Author: Moghadam, Valentine M., 1952-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Series: Themes in global social change
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Publications about the social and economic inequalities associated with globalization have seldom examined the implications for women, nor have many social scientists taken note of women's organized responses. This book does both. Moghadam (Illinois State Univ.) highlights the consequences of globalization for women in the private and public spheres, and uses empirical findings (interviews and available literature) to show how women have organized, united, and responded from the mid-1980s to the present. The author specifically focuses on six transnational feminist networks, half of which are in Muslim countries. Her findings indicate that women recognize their commonalities in the social, economic, and political effects of globalization. This work is an important read for those interested in social movements as well as in gender theory. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. A. S. Hunter Idaho State University

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