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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The authors represented in this collection were members of the Fulbright New
Century Scholars Program (NCS) on Global Empowerment of Women. This
group of thirty-one scholars from twenty-two countries met in three seminars over
In this setting of increasing worldwide inequality, the path toward global gender
equity is more difficult. We support the substantial international commitments and
conventions to advance women's equality made in such agreements as the ...
The volume also critiques the binary between local and global that pervades the
literature on globalization (Grewal and Kaplan, 1994). This literature tends to
assign global or cosmopolitan modes to the global North and local
Human Rights Debates: Toward Empowerment?” in Rethinking Empowerment:
Gender and Development in a Global/local World, eds. Jane L. Parpart, Shirin
Rai, and Kathleen Staudt (NY: Routledge, 2002), hereafter cited in text as Ali (
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Sexual Violence Against Women and the Experience of Truth
Rape Trauma and Meaning
What Have Boys
Religion Violence and Womens
The Criminalization of Youth
Feminists the Catholic Church and
Law as a Site of Struggle
Shariah Activism in Nigeria Under Hudud
Gender and EU Accession
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Carolyn M. Elliott
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