Transnational Feminist Networks
By (author) Valentine M. Moghadam
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Globalizing Women by Valentine M. Moghadam
Book DescriptionGlobalization 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801880247
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Valentine M. Moghadam
From Patriarchy to Empowerment, Paperback (July 2007)
Offers twenty studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. This book shows how changes are occurring as flood tides of capital, people, and information erode entrenched gender regimes, giving birth to energetic and forward-thinking women's movements.
Social Policy in the Middle East, Hardback (November 2005)
Provides political and economic perspectives on social policy and its evolution in countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Chapters on Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia analyze its origins in populist state activities, its decline in the era of neoliberalism and prospects for its renewal in a democratizing context.
Patriarchy and Development, Hardback (June 1996)
A study of progress and setbacks in women's positions, linking them to aspects of the economic development process and state policies. It explores the changing position of women and gender relations, the relevance of the concept of patriarchy, and the impact of development on women and gender.
Gender and National Identity, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Valentine M. Moghadam
This collection explores the gender dynamic of political movements from both theoretical and political angles, to reveal how nationalism, revolution and Islamization are gendered processes. The book focuses on predominantly Muslim movements, taking examples from several different countries.
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Author Biography - 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.
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