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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Many women have found participation in liberation and resistance movements empowering. However, post-liberation results have often been contradictory, ...
In interviews, Hindu women declared themselves empowered by participation in the rightist party that sponsored the riots.30 We cannot assume that all ...
... social mobility and civic participation.38 Governments may not provide migrant women workers with equal citizenship even within national boundaries.
... as designed to enhance the participation and freedom of everyone from women to immigrants to welfare recipients to prisoners to the urban poor.3 It is ...
Work was quite literally at the center of prison life. As under state socialism, participation in wage labor was defined as a right and ...
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Gender and EU Accession
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Carolyn M. Elliott
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