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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Neoliberal. Punishment. in. the. East. and. West. Lynne. Haney1. Like many
politicized terms, “neoliberalism” evokes multiple meanings and associations.
Most often, it is understood as an economic project of deregulation, privatization,
Yet just as neoliberalism is more than an economic project, its effects are felt
more widely than in national-level policy ... And we would need to be open to the
possibility that neoliberal models might be accepted or contested, reproduced or
contradictions too often obscured by narrow conceptions of neoliberalism—
complexities that remind us how, ... Neoliberal Empowerment: Individualization
and Responsibilization Although the contours of neoliberal governance are not
Because of its focus on retraining and reskilling, neoliberal governance has quite
concrete implications for state institutions. These implications have been
examined most extensively in the welfare arena, with numerous scholars
analyzing the ...
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Carolyn M. Elliott
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