Global Empowerment of Women: Responses to Globalization and Politicized Religions
The empowerment of women is a broadly endorsed strategy for solving a host of difficult problems, from child poverty to gender violence to international development. The seventeen international scholars in this multi-disciplinary volume offer thoughtful critiques of the notion of empowerment based on their studies in twenty countries in all regions of the world. The comparative introduction places concepts of empowerment in the context of models of the market and of community, showing how contradictions in these models as they are enacted on the ground provide both spaces and constraints for women. The chapters consider opportunities for women in the context of globalization, resurgent nationalism and politicized religion, cultures of masculinity, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. They show how initiatives at national or global levels are transformed by local cultures and power structures, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of tensions between universal values of human rights and contextualized understandings. This landmark, multi-disciplinary collection of original studies by distinguished international feminist scholars will be an essential addition to the fields of Political Science, Women’s Studies, Economics, Sociology, International Development, and Environmental Studies.
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... which historically excluded women from public life and left them unprotected from abuse and exploitation in the household.7 Moreover, the reluctance of ...
... Truth and Reconciliation Commissions to recognize sexual abuses as within their scope and to understand that gender expertise is needed to deal with it.
... family maintenance and children's schooling and because they are vulnerable to gender-based abuse in spaces neglected by the state.39 In Saudi Arabia, ...
... he enlisted feminists to monitor the Peruvian program, a tactic that hid the program's abuse of poor indigenous women in family planning ...
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Carolyn M. Elliott
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