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Gender and Global Restructuring

Sightings, Sites and Resistances, 2nd Edition

By Marianne H. Marchand

Edited by Marianne H. Marchand, Anne Sisson Runyan


290 pages

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In this new edition of this best selling text, interdisciplinary feminist experts from around the world provide new analyses of the ongoing relationship between gender and neoliberal globalization under the new imperialism in the post-9/11 context.

Divided into Sightings, Sites and Resistances, this book examines:

  • the disciplining politics of race, sexuality and modernity under securitized globalization, including case studies on domestic workers in Hong Kong
  • heteronormative development policies and responses to the crisis of social reproduction and colonizing responses to AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
  • migration, human rights and citizenship, including studies on remittances, the emergence of neoliberal subjectivities among rural Mexican women, Filipina migrant workers and women’s labor organizing in the Middle East and North Africa
  • feminist resistance, incorporating the latest scholarship on transnational feminism and feminist critical globalization movement activism, including case studies on men’s violence on the Mexico/US border, pan-indigenous women’s movements and cyberfeminism.

Providing a coherent and challenging approach to the issues of gender and the processes of globalization in the new millennium, this important text will be of interest to students and scholars of IPE, international relations, economics, development and gender studies.


Praise for first edition:

'This exciting collection fills an urgent need. Theorists of International Political Economy (IPE) typically neglect gender, and feminists too often neglect the Global Political Economy. In contrast, this major work brings the cutting edges of IPE and feminist scholarship into productive relation, affording not only thoughtful and thought-provoking case studies but also fresh analytical insights and conceptual breakthroughs. It demands the attention of IR theorists, political economists, feminists and all who seek to understand global restructuring and possibilities for social justice.' - Professor V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona, USA

'This is a groundbreaking edited volume in its efforts to reveal the complex multidimensional linkages between everyday lives and transformations in subjectivities, markets, societies and states.' - Christine B.N Chin, Assistant Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington

Praise for second edition:

'This volume points us to important issues and moments in the trajectory of contemporary globalisation, capturing issues many other writers ignore . . . the chapters give much food for thought, and demonstrate the originality and creativity of gender analysis.' - Ruth Pearson, Gender and Development, Vol. 19, 2, July 2011

'A new edition from Marchand and Runyan is cause for celebration. They and their smart contributors show us here so graphically that the surprising twists and turns of today's globalizing trends cannot be realistically tracked without taking women's working lives and political resistances seriously.' - Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War

'Bringing together leading scholars in international political economy, Gender and Global Restructuring illuminates the changing effects of neoliberal economic policies on the governance of intimacy, family formation, and the production of raced, gendered, sexualized identities. Sweeping in scope, the volume provides new insights into the complex dynamics of nationstates, international institutions, and transnational social movements as they grapple with increasing inequalities in the twenty-first century.' - Mary Hawkesworth, Rutgers University, Editor, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

'An important and timely reconsideration of the ways in which global restructuring includes the restructuring of the ‘intimate’. As the cases in this volume remind us, reconfigurations of neoliberalism involve not only structural-level phenomena, but processes that both impact and depend upon subjects and subjectivities, race, gender and sexuality. This is particularly important not only in thinking through global restructuring in the post-9/11 era of economic dislocation and collapse, but as is demonstrated throughout this collection, it is central as well in locating sites of resistance.' - Sandra Whitworth, Editor, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Professor of Political Science, York University, Canada

Table of Contents

Introduction: Feminist Sightings of Global Restructuring: Old and New Conceptualizations Marianne H. Marchand and Anne Sisson Runyan Part 1: Sightings 1. Globalization and its Intimate Other: Filipina Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Kimberly A. Chang and L.H.M. Ling 2. Querying Globalization: Sexual Subjectivities, Development, and the Governance of Intimacy Amy Lind 3. Governing Gender in Neoliberal Restructuring: Economics, Performativity, and Social Reproduction Suzanne Bergeron 4. "Where the streets have no name": Getting Development out of the (RED)™? Michelle V. Rowley Part 2: Sites 5 Global Restructuring and Women’s Economic Citizenship in North Africa Valentine M. Moghadam 6. Remittances, Gender, and Development Jonathan Bach 7. Women’s Work Unbound: Philippine Development and Global Restructuring Pauline Gardiner Barber 8. The "Making Women Productive" Strategy: Uncovering Gendered Sightings, Sites, and Resistances to Global Restructuring in Rural Mexico Rahel Kunz Part 3: Resistances 9. Globalization and Gender at Border Sites: Femicide and Domestic Violence in Ciudad Juárez Kathleen Staudt 10. Reclaiming Spaces of Resistance: Women’s Human Rights and Global Restructuring Laura Parisi 11. Globalization, Feminism, and Information Society Gillian Youngs. Conclusion: Restructuring the Intimate and the Global: Towards "Post"-Neoliberalism? Anne Sisson Runyan and Marianne H. Marchand

About the Author/Editors

Marianne H. Marchand is Professor of International Relations and the Coordinator of the Canadian Studies Progam in the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico.

Anne Sisson Runyan is Professor of Women's Studies and former Head of the Department of Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies