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Globalizing Women

Transnational Feminist Networks

Valentine M. Moghadam

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Winner of the Victoria Schuck award given by the American Political Science Association and an Honorable Mention in the Distinguished Book Award given by the Political Economy of World Systems section of the American Sociological Association

Globalization may offer modern feminism its greatest opportunity and greatest challenge. Allowing communication and information exchange while also exacerbating economic and social inequalities, globalization has fostered the growth of transnational feminist networks (TFNs). These groups have used the Internet to build coalitions, lobby governments, and…

Winner of the Victoria Schuck award given by the American Political Science Association and an Honorable Mention in the Distinguished Book Award given by the Political Economy of World Systems section of the American Sociological Association

Globalization may offer modern feminism its greatest opportunity and greatest challenge. Allowing communication and information exchange while also exacerbating economic and social inequalities, globalization has fostered the growth of transnational feminist networks (TFNs). These groups have used the Internet to build coalitions, lobby governments, and advance the goals of feminism.

Globalizing Women explains how the negative and positive aspects of globalization have helped to create transnational networks of activists and organizations with common agendas. Sociologist Valentine M. Moghadam discusses six such feminist networks to analyze the organization, objectives, programs, and outcomes of these groups in their effort to improve conditions for women throughout the world. Moghadam also examines how "globalizing women" are responding to and resisting growing inequalities, the exploitation of female labor, and patriarchal fundamentalisms. This book is an important addition to literature exploring feminism as well as to the broader discussion of the impact of transnational social movements and organizations in the globalized world.

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Feminist readers will appreciate Moghadam's deep commitment to understanding global feminism from the inside out.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
Chapter 1. Globalizing Women: An Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2. Globalization and Its Discontents: Capitalist Development, Political Movements

Preface
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
Chapter 1. Globalizing Women: An Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2. Globalization and Its Discontents: Capitalist Development, Political Movements, and Gender
Chapter 3. Femal Labor, Regional Cises, and Feminist Responses
Chapter 4. The Women's Movement and Its Organizations: Discourses, Structures, Resources
Chapter 5. From Structural Adjustment to the Global Trade Agenda: DAWN, WIDE, and WEDO
Chapter 6. Feminists versus Fundamentalists: Women Living under Muslim Laws and the Sisterhood Is Global Institute
Chapter 7. The Travails of Transnational Feminist Organizing: The Association of Women of the Mediterranean Region (AWMR)
Chapter 8. The Specter that Haunts the Global Economy? The Challenge of Global Feminism
Appendix A: A Women's Appeal, Women Living under Muslim Laws, Alert for Action / Algeria, 1992
Appendix B: Women's Caucus Declaration, Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, Seattle, Washington, 30 November-3 December 1999
Appendix C: Seattle Declaration, Diverse Women for Diversity, Seattle, 1 December 1999
Notes
References
Index

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Valentine M. Moghadam

Valentine M. Moghadam is the director of women's studies and a professor of sociology at Illinois State University. She is also Chief, Gender Equality and Development Section, Human Rights Division, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO.