Description - Women Resist Globalization by Sheila Rowbotham
Globalization has intensified the pressures on poor women. They have resisted in both the North and the South in movements that are exclusively female and in others where women play a significant part. This book brings together scholars and organizers to record and analyze women's grassroots activism in two key areas: claims to livelihood and human rights. Opening with the historical struggle for emancipation, it covers more recent examples of diverse resistance: women fighting for environmental and reproductive rights, mobilizing against poverty and racism, fighting the inequalities imposed by structural adjustment programmes and campaigning for human rights. The cases range form the British miners' strike to making gender central to the Guatemalan peace process. They contribute to the ongoing debate about the scope of women's movements, while demonstrating how women's activism around needs and rights is a crucial element in the global struggle for equality and justice.
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SHEILA ROWBOTHAM has published extensively on women's history and women and development. She is a University Research Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Manchester, England. STEPHANIE LINKOGLE lectures in sociology at the University of Sussex and has written on women's movements in Latin America in her book Gender Practice and Faith in Nicaragua and various journals.