Women's Activism and Globalization is a broad and comprehensive collection that shows how women activists across the globe are responding to the forces of the new world order in their communities. The first person accounts and regional case studies provide a truly global view of women working in their communities for change. The essays examine women in urban, rural, and suburban locations around the world to provide a rich understanding of the common themes as well as significant divergences among women activists in different parts of the world.
"This wonderful collection of essays explores the complicated connections between local and transnational politics. All of the essays illuminate the creative and courageous ways in which women challenge global inequalities from diverse localities." -- Amrita Basu, editor of The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in Global Perspective
"Women's Activism and Globalization is a marvelous collection of case studies that demonstrates how global and economic change are manifested in women's daily lives and how women have mobilized in response to these powerful forces." -- Jill Quadagno, author of The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty
"This exciting book shows us that the many diverse struggles of women worldwide against global restructuring are engendering a complex architecture that is more than the sum of these struggles." -- Saskia Sassen, author of Globalization and Its Discontents
"We need more attention to the diverse and growing nature of women's working contributions around the world, and the new politics of globalization. This collection brings the two areas together admirably. Highly recommended." -- Gillian Youngs, author of International Relations in a Global Age
"From global to local and back again, this collection uncovers women's diverse and collective activisms in response to globalization and economic restructuring. These stories offer testimony to the possibilities for local and global challenges that engender transformation of ourselves and our world." -- Deborah Stienstra, author of Women's Movements and International Organizations