This book provides an insightful approach to understanding the contemporary circulations of feminist repertoires and shows how the international/transnational circulations of gender are interconnected, even coextensive, with the globalization process itself.
Fed by a shared reflexivity on relations among activist groups, state institutions, and international actors involved in the production and dissemination of contemporary norms dealing with gender, each chapter shares methodological premises and studies the circulation of gender-related norms and knowledge in situ and by varying standpoints. Specifically, the authors de-compartmentalize the academic disciplines and go beyond classical geographic divisions, in order to map social spaces and networks of actors involved in the production and circulation of gender-related repertoires. Last, the book grasps circulatory processes and entangled social phenomena, which are usually subject to disciplinary and thematic divisions separating collective action and public action, development aid and feminism, law and international relations. Focused on collective and individual experiences within women’s organizations, activist careers, unstable mobilizations, public policies temporalities, the chapters reveal the mechanisms through which these arrangements are made and shed light on strategies deployed by actors rooted in specific social and political contexts.
This book will be of key interest to students and scholars of gender studies and more broadly to politics, International Relations, sociology, geography, history, and anthropology.
Table of Contents
Editors’ Introduction - Gender: A Globalized Category of Public Policy and Knowledge Production Part I: Expertise 1. Gender as a Transnational Socialization Platform (Eastern Europe, 1990-2000s) 2. Becoming Gender Expert: Trajectories and Strategies in Tajikistan 3. Cosmopolitanism and Feminism Part II: Mobilization and Politicization 4. Violence against Women and (de)Colonization of the "Body-Territory": From War to Neoliberal Extractivism in Guatemala 5. Globalized Gender and Creative Strategies against Inequalities in Turkey: Capital City Women’s Platform (Bașkent Kadın Platformu Derneği) 6. Gender Globalization and Human Rights: The Politicization of Intra-familial and Sexual Violence in Nicaragua (1979-1996) 7. Local Strategies to Appropriate UNSC Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace and Security" in Israel-Palestine 8. Becoming Lesbian in China: A Path to Emancipation Part III: Bureaucratic and Economic Diversion of Gender 9. The Creation of an International "Cause" and its Implementation in a National Context: The Fight against Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo 10. Women as Financial Subject 11. "Women’s Rights Washing": The Selective Circulation of "Saudi Women’s Rights" between Diplomacy, Media and Activism. Editors’ Conclusion - Gender: A "Useful Category" for Studying Globalization
Ioana Cîrstocea is a Sociologist at the Scientific Research National Center and member of the European Center for Sociology and Political Science in Paris, France.
Delphine Lacombe is a Sociologist at Paris University and the Scientific Research National Center. She is a member of the Migration and Society Research Unit (URMIS) in Paris, France.
Elisabeth Marteu is a Political Scientist and Associate Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK.