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
This program supported the scholars' research and the seminars, and provided
crucial assistance in preparing the manuscript. At a time of so much difficulty in
U.S. relations with the rest of the world, it is heartening that in one corner of U.S. ...
The Scholars' Statement identifies two major concerns of international feminist
scholarship and advocacy that are often seen as alternatives and in opposition:
globalization and the politicization of religions. The scholars' investigations of ...
Established religious communities have generally been seen as patriarchal, but
two scholars, both in this volume, documented women finding transformative
potential in religion. As noted above, Maher shows how a feminist re-reading of
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Carolyn M. Elliott
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