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Women Navigating Globalization

Women Navigating Globalization

Feminist Approaches to Development

by Sue Ellen M. Charlton and Jana Everett
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Publication Date: 14/11/2013
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This up-to-date text offers a clear and cogent introduction to women in development. Exploring the global structures and processes that impede or support the empowerment of women, Jana Everett and Sue Ellen M. Charlton use a feminist lens to understand contemporary gender roles. Without such a lens, they argue, our understanding of globalization and development is incomplete, resulting in flawed policies that fail to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe. After a set of introductory chapters that conceptually frame the issues, the authors then investigate women's struggles within and against globalization and development through powerful case studies of sex trafficking, water, work, and health. These chapters, by using specific examples, develop the concepts of structure and agency, levels of analysis, and feminist approaches as tools to help students understand the complexities of development and alternative strategies.

Through rich interdisciplinary analysis, Everett and Charlton explore the individual and collective strategies women have used to improve their lives under globalization and weigh how effective they have been. Their book will be an essential resource in women's studies, political science, political economy, anthropology, sociology, and development studies.
ISBN:
9781442225763
9781442225763
Category:
Development studies
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
14-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
228
Dimensions (mm):
237x156x21mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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