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Wages of Empire
Neoliberal Policies, Repression, and Women's Poverty

ISBN 9781594513480
Published November 30, 2007 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Corporate globalization has intensified in recent years, taking a terrible toll on the lives of ordinary women in the global North and South. This book investigates the related processes of neoliberal economic restructuring and increased militarization, tracking policy and its enforcement to its impact on low-income women. This interdisciplinary volume provides rich analyses of the oppressive working and living conditions of urban and rural women, rightward shifts in public policies, and women's resistance to these developments.

Table of Contents

PART I: The Policies and Ideologies of Neoliberal Globalization Introduction Chapter 1: The Vicious Cycle of AIDS, Poverty, and Neoliberalism Bernardo Useche and Amalia L. Cabezas Chapter 2: In Her Name: The Gender Order of Global Poverty Management Ananya Roy Chapter 3: Under the Western Eyes of Fashion: Marie Claire's Construction of Global Feminism Jennifer Lynn Stoever PART II: Impacts of Neoliberal Policy and Ideology: Case Studies Chapter 4: Tea's Fortunes and Famines: Global Capital, Women Workers, and Survival in Indian Plantation Country Piya Chatterjee Chapter 5: Macroeconomics and Microentrepreneurs: Comparing Two Island Nations' Responses to Neoliberalism and Its Impact on Women's Lives Marina Karides Chapter 6: Politicians, Think Tanks, and the Global Promotion of the "Wisconsin Model" of Welfare Reform Ellen Reese Chapter 7: Service Provisioning as Political Activity: Struggles for Citizenship in Britain's Declining Welfare State Tracy Fisher PART III: Laboring Under Corporate Globalization: Case Studies Chapter 8: Neoliberalism, Globalization, and the International Division of Care Joya Misra and Sabine N. Merz Chapter 9: The Tortilla Behemoth: Sexualized Despotism and Women's Resistance in the Transnational Mexican Tortilla Factory Carolina Bank Munoz Chapter 10: Roses, Thorns, and Seven Dollars a Day: Women Workers in Colombia's Export Flower Industry Cynthia Mellon Chapter 11: The Process of Exporting Neoliberal Development: The Consequences of the Growth of Export Processing Zones in El Salvador Jill Esbenshade PART IV: War and Military Repression Chapter 12: Bacteria, Bioterrorism, and the Geranium Ladies of Guatemala Caitilyn Allen Chapter 13: Globalization Denied: Gender and Poverty in Iraq and Palestine Jennifer C. Olmsted Chapter 14: Amazons Go to War Without Weapons: Women and the Conflict in Escravos, Niger Delta Joy Ngozi Ezeilo Chapter 15: Building Empire on the Backs of Women: U.S. Actions or the Role of the United States in Afghanistan Sonali Kolhatkar

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