Gender & Globalization

Patterns of Women's Resistance

Edited by: Ligaya Lindio-McGovern, Erica G. Polakoff

Neoliberal globalization has had a detrimental impact on most women and their families in the global South or Third World. This book reveals that not only does globalization exacerbate their already subordinate position in the global political economy, but also that women are beginning to fight back. They have devised various ways to resist the negative consequences of neoliberal policies and corporate globalization on their everyday lives and on their nation states. Their politics of resistance offer strategies, insights, and practical ideas about how a better and more just world can be achieved. Gender and Globalization pays particular attention to the contradictions of neoliberal globalization and how these contradictions create resistance to it, as well as the search for equitable and empowering alternatives.


374 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781897160343