Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites, and by M. Marchand

By M. Marchand

This and plenty of different provocative questions are addressed during this floor breaking booklet. Filling an important hole Gender and international Restructuring presents the 1st entire research of globalization and its dating to gender. Feminist specialists from various disciplines take the reader past slim interpretations of globalization and convey the complexities and contradictions of ongoing worldwide differences, known as worldwide restructuring. The e-book offers an important critique of the gender-blindness of either neo-liberal and important money owed of globalization and foregrounds feminist bills which rigidity women's organization, not only victimization, with regards to international restructuring. It finds how states, markets, civil society, families and gender identities are concurrently being restructured in numerous methods in several neighborhood and nationwide contexts. It additionally exhibits how women's resistances attach the worldwide and the neighborhood, the general public and the non-public. This pioneering assortment could be important examining for college kids and researchers within the fields of globalization, gender reports, foreign political financial system, diplomacy and comparative

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Thus, the world divides into dichotomous categories that reproduce the West/rest, self/other rationales of an older colonial tradition. Additionally, the global and the local are placed in irreconcilable oppositions, thereby compelling a (false) choice between one or the other. This distracts attention from those processes of interaction, appropriation, synthesis, hybridity, and transformation that course through global and local forces. Some coin a trendy phrase, “glocalization” (see Karam, Chapter 11, this volume), to refer to this phenomenon, but it remains (as yet) undertheorized and underspecified.

In the first part dominant constructions of globalization are being challenged by highlighting its cosmopolitan, masculinized character and its silencing of public-private renegotiations as well as the underlying restructuring of gender relations. The second part addresses the more material structures and practices of global restructuring by focusing on specific places, spaces, and processes such as states, global cities, the labor force, migrations, and households. These contributions not only pay attention to economic forces but also draw attention to cultural, political and familial dimensions.

34 CHANG AND LING Global restructuring II: a regime of labor intimacy (RLI) In this chapter, we seek to learn from these insights while redressing their weaknesses. To de-colonize global restructuring, we retain the focus on corporeal agency found in feminist literature. This requires viewing global restructuring from below, in person, and located at a specific geopoliticalcultural site. We also look at non-corporate, though no less organized, forms of working and living in the global political economy This “re-sighting” helps us examine the full complement of global life from its macro-structural aspects (like the gendered, racialized state) to its micro-subjective impact (such as on the subaltern woman).

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