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Gender in a Global/Local World


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Gender in a Global/Local World critically explores the uneven and often contradictory ways in which global processes and local identities come together. Much has been and is being written about globalization and responses to it but rarely from a critical, historical, gendered perspective. Yet, these processes are profoundly gendered albeit in different ways in particular contexts and times. The changes in social, cultural, economic and political institutions and practices alter the conditions under which women and men make and remake their lives. New spaces have been created - economic, political, social - and previously silent voices are being heard. North-South dichotomies are being undermined as increasing numbers of people and communities are exposed to international processes through migration, travel, and communication, even as marginalization and poverty intensify for many in all parts of the world. The series features monographs and collections which explore the tensions in a ’global/local world’, and includes contributions from all disciplines in recognition that no single approach can capture these complex processes.

Please contact one of the editors if you have a proposal for consideration:

Jane Parpart: [email protected]

Marianne H. Marchand: [email protected]

Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel: [email protected]

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Post-Apartheid Same-Sex Sexualities Restless Identities in Literary and Visual Culture

Post-Apartheid Same-Sex Sexualities: Restless Identities in Literary and Visual Culture

1st Edition

By Andy Carolin
December 31, 2020

This book examines how same-sex sexualities are represented in several post-apartheid South African cultural texts, drawing on a rich local archive of same-sex sexualities that includes recent fiction, drama, film, photography, and popular print culture. While the book situates these texts within ...

The Gender Question in Globalization Changing Perspectives and Practices

The Gender Question in Globalization: Changing Perspectives and Practices

1st Edition

By Francien van Driel, Tine Davids
December 21, 2007

Orthodox views of globalization assume that it has the same features and impact everywhere, i.e. the feminization of poverty, labour and even peace. As these ideas circulate in official documents and scientific writings, they settle practically as truths. This challenging and unique book is ...

Class, Gender and Migration Return Flows between Mexico and the United States in Times of Crisis

Class, Gender and Migration: Return Flows between Mexico and the United States in Times of Crisis

1st Edition

By María Eugenia D’Aubeterre Buznego, Alison Elizabeth Lee, María Leticia Rivermar Pérez
July 21, 2020

Using a gender-sensitive political economy approach, this book analyzes the emergence of new migration patterns between Central Mexico and the East Coast of the United States in the last decades of the twentieth century, and return migration during and after the global economic crisis of 2007. ...

Gendered Struggles against Globalisation in Mexico

Gendered Struggles against Globalisation in Mexico

1st Edition

By Teresa Healy
June 30, 2020

Teresa Healy here examines resistance within Mexican society during a period of sustained crisis at the regional and national level, as well as at the level of world order. She analyzes how working class men organized to fight for the recognition of their citizenship rights, how they defended those...

Gender and Island Communities

Gender and Island Communities

1st Edition

Edited By Firouz Gaini, Helene Pristed Nielsen
March 25, 2020

This book takes an explicitly feminist approach to studying gender and social inequalities in island settings while deliberating on ‘islandness’ as part of the intersectional analysis. Though there is a wealth of recent literature on islands and island studies, most of this literature focuses on ...

Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains

Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains

1st Edition

Edited By Jane L. Parpart, Swati Parashar
February 25, 2020

Global and local contestations are not only gendered, they also raise important questions about agency and its practice and location in the twenty-first century. Silence and voice are being increasingly debated as sites of agency within feminist research on conflict and insecurity. Drawing on a ...

Gender and Conflict Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

1st Edition

By Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij
October 26, 2017

Through an in-depth analysis of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and conflict, this book shows how cognition and behaviour, agency and victimization, are gendered beyond the popular stereotypes. Conflict not only reconfirms social hierarchies and power relations, but also motivates people ...

Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

1st Edition

By Jane Freedman
October 26, 2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been called the ’worst place in the world’ for women, with reports of widespread and horrific incidents of rape and sexual violence and almost complete impunity for the perpetrators of such violence. However, despite the high profile media reporting on ...

Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda

1st Edition

By Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel
October 26, 2017

Mageza-Barthel provides a context sensitive analysis of how Rwanda's women's movement used the United Nations (UN) gender norms in its efforts to insert gender-specific demands in the post-genocide period. The overall goal of these women - and their supporters - has been to further gender equality ...

Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility Global Confluences and Local Particularities in Nordic Peripheries

Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility: Global Confluences and Local Particularities in Nordic Peripheries

1st Edition

By Stine Thidemann Faber, Helene Pristed Nielsen
October 26, 2017

Enhancing our understanding of how people and places are affected by globalization at the level of everyday interactions within ’Nordic Peripheries’, this book sheds light on local particularities as well as global confluences, by illuminating how gender, mobility and belonging contribute to ...

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman Myths and Misconceptions about Trafficking and its Victims

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman: Myths and Misconceptions about Trafficking and its Victims

1st Edition

By Ramona Vijeyarasa
October 26, 2017

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman is a go-to text for readers who seek a comprehensive overview of the meaning of ’human trafficking’ and current debates and perspectives on the issue. It presents a more nuanced understanding of human trafficking and its victims by examining - and challenging -...

Setting the Agenda for Global Peace Conflict and Consensus Building

Setting the Agenda for Global Peace: Conflict and Consensus Building

1st Edition

By Anna C. Snyder
April 30, 2017

Anna Snyder provides a detailed account of the challenges women representatives in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) faced in building bridges across diverse ethnic, racial, national, regional, and ideological backgrounds at the 4th United Nations (UN) Conference on Women. This book traces the...

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