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.
... AGNIESZKA GRAFF PART III Gender Violence and Masculinities 11 Sexual Violence Against Women and the Experience of Truth Commissions JULISSA MANTILLA FALCON 12 Rape, Trauma, and Meaning NICOLA GAVEY 13 Understanding Masculinities, ...
Agnieszka Graff's study in this volume of several Polish medias found that a rise in concern about masculinity accompanied Poland's integration into the European Union. Anxieties evoked by the prospect of losing the nation-state only so ...
At its most potent, the concept of gender forces us to examine power relations between men and women in both intimate and social settings, and more recently to study cultures of masculinity. Gender as a feminist critique describes a ...
Women frequently join movements that appear hegemonic and masculine, supporting nationalism, religious politics, and even war. At the NCS seminar in India, the NCS Scholars were challenged by Indian feminists' reports of their struggle ...
The sociocultural bases of rape are downplayed, masking the need for a collective transformative response to gendered inequalities in power that make rape a common occurrence.34 Studies of links between masculinity and violence are a ...
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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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