Globalization and Third World Women: Exploitation, Coping and Resistance

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Ligaya Lindio-McGovern, Isidor Wallimann
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Social Science - 214 pages
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Adopting the notion of 'third world' as a political as well as a geographical category, this volume analyzes marginalized women's experiences of globalization. It unravels the intersections of race, culture, ethnicity, nationality and class which have shaped the position of these women in the global political economy, their cultural and their national history. In addition to a thematically structured and highly informative investigation, the authors offer an exploration of the policy implications which are commonly neglected in mainstream literature. The result is a must have volume for sociological academics, social policy experts and professionals working within non-governmental organizations.
 

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Contents

Introduction Neoliberal Globalization and Third World Women Exploitation Coping and Resistance
1
Globalization and Regional Inequalities Regional Divisions of Reproductive Labor Southern African Migrant Domestic Workers in Johannesburg
15
Global Capitalism and Women From Feminist Politics to Working Class Womens Politics
35
Migration Transnational Politics and the State Challenging the Limits of the Law Filipina Migrant Workers Transnational Struggles in the World for ...
49
Identities Nation and Imperialism Confronting Empire in Filipina American Feminist Thought
65
The Struggle for Land and Food Sovereignty Feminism in the Mau Mau Resurgence
81
Alternative Economies Mexican Women Left Behind Organizing Solidarity Economy in Response
107
Towards a Global Economy of Commoning A Gift to Humanity Third World Womens Global Action to Keep the Oil in the Ground
121
Neoliberalism in Women in Development Discourse Using ICTs for Gender and Development in Africa The Case of UNIFEM
139
Globalization and Womens Empowerment in Africa
161
Globalization and the Sexual Commodification of Women Sex Trafficking Migration in South Asia
185
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Ligaya Lindio-McGovern is Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Kokomo, USA and former Director of Women's Studies. Isidor Wallimann is Visiting Professor at the University of North Texas, USA.

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