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The Globalization of Gender

Knowledge, Mobilizations, Frameworks of Action, 1st Edition

Edited by Ioana Cîrstocea, Delphine Lacombe, Elisabeth Marteu


250 pages

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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

Ioana Cîrstocea, Delphine Lacombe, Elisabeth Marteu

Part I: Expertise

1. Gender as a Transnational Socialization Platform (Eastern Europe, 1990-2000s)

Ioana Cîrstocea

2. Becoming Gender Expert: Trajectories and Strategies in Tajikistan

Lucia Direnberger

3. Cosmopolitanism and Feminism

Isabelle Giraud

Part II: Mobilization and Politicization

4. Violence against Women and (de)Colonization of the "Body-Territory": From War to Neoliberal Extractivism in Guatemala

Jules Falquet

5. Globalized Gender and Creative Strategies against Inequalities in Turkey: Capital City Women’s Platform (Bașkent Kadın Platformu Derneği)

Azadeh Kian

6. Gender Globalization and Human Rights: The Politicization of Intra-familial and Sexual Violence in Nicaragua (1979-1996)

Delphine Lacombe

7. Local Strategies to Appropriate UNSC Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace and Security" in Israel-Palestine

Elisabeth Marteu

8. Becoming Lesbian in China: A Path to Emancipation

Monique Selim

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

Jane Freedman

10. Women as Financial Subject

Isabelle Guérin

11. "Women’s Rights Washing": The Selective Circulation of "Saudi Women’s Rights" between Diplomacy, Media and Activism

Amélie Le Renard

Editors’ Conclusion - Gender: A "Useful Category" for Studying Globalization

Ioana Cîrstocea, Delphine Lacombe, Elisabeth Marteu

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

In this series, we aim to publish books that work with, and through, feminist insights on global politics, and illuminate the ways in which gender functions not just as a marker of identity but also as a constitutive logic in global political practices. This series welcomes scholarship on any aspect of global political practices, broadly conceived, that pays attention to the ways in which gender is central to, (re)produced in, and is productive of, such practices.

There is growing recognition both within the academy and in global political institutions that gender matters in and to the practices of global politics. From the governance of peace and security, to the provision of funds for development initiatives, via transnational advocacy networks linked through strategic engagement with new forms of media, these processes have a gendered dimension that is made visible through empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated feminist work.

The series aims to be genuinely global in scope. We welcome submissions from scholars in/of the global South and support scholars for whom English is a second or other language through the publication process with dedicated editorial assistance. The series is also multi-disciplinary, publishing work from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with a global aspect and political focus.

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