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Globalization and Third World Women

Exploitation, Coping and Resistance, 1st Edition

By Ligaya Lindio-McGovern, Isidor Wallimann


228 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.


'This timely and engaging collection of essays provides a range of examples of Third World women's responses to global processes of change in both the North and South.' Gender and Development 'This inter-disciplinary and international collection of essays defies attempts to pigeon-hole it. The diverse chapters speak to an array of specialisms… The volume’s interdisciplinary and international scope means it spans literatures that often exist in ignorance of each other… the chapters in the volume offer many insights into the complex and often pernicious impacts of neo-liberal globalization. They detail the global economic, social, and political contexts within which resistance occurs and chart some inspiring efforts to create a more equitable and sustainable world.' Social Movement Studies 'Globalization and Third World Women […] is a timely addition to the expanding volumes devoted to uncovering the complex outcomes of global flows of capital in search for cheap labour and resources… Overall, this book is a useful source for students and scholars who are interested in migration and economic globalisation… I would recommend this book to students and scholars in the areas of Asia and the Pacific studies, because it gives an important theoretical and political framework that links globalisation with power relations and social inequalities. Empirical evidence from the case studies included in this volume can also be used for a comparative understanding of global capitalist expansion in Asia and the Pacific.' Intersections 'This multitude of essays written by academics and activists makes a significant contribution to academic discourse in addressing the pertinence of de-marginalising the experiences of third world women in the context of aggressive globalisation… The book under review is largely successful in de-marginalising the position and response of third world women to the threat of aggressive neoliberal globalisation and the ramifications of glob

About the Authors

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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General