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 offers the 1st entire research of globalization and its dating to gender. Feminist specialists from more than a few disciplines take the reader past slender interpretations of globalization and exhibit the complexities and contradictions of ongoing worldwide adjustments, known as international restructuring. The e-book provides an important critique of the gender-blindness of either neo-liberal and important bills of globalization and foregrounds feminist debts which rigidity women's enterprise, not only victimization, on the subject of international restructuring. It unearths how states, markets, civil society, families and gender identities are concurrently being restructured in numerous methods in several nearby and nationwide contexts. It additionally indicates how women's resistances attach the worldwide and the neighborhood, the general public and the personal. This pioneering assortment can be very important examining for college kids and researchers within the fields of globalization, gender experiences, foreign political economic system, diplomacy and comparative

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At the same time, we aim to avoid romanticizing or individualizing subjectivity by placing it within larger structures that operate in the global political economy. Through ethnographic research, we decipher what Murphy and Rojas de Ferro (1995) refer to as the “circulation of meanings” or “regimes of representation” that shape history and embed structures of power. This means redefining what constitutes global culture/society/persons. It also requires taking seriously how corporeal subjects themselves make sense of their globalizing world.

Thus, feminists are those who hold such a broad orientation (see Peterson and Runyan 1999:256). 6 In the remainder of this chapter, the term globalization script or discourse is being used critically to reflect: (a) the views of those who advocate globalization; or (b) INTRODUCTION 23 its ideological connotation and dimension. Global restructuring will be used consistently to indicate material and ideational processes of transformation. 7 Parts of this section draw upon the discussion in Marchand 1997.

What results is an unreflexive reproduction of the values, norms, institutions, and practices of those who have always been on top. Not surprisingly, the few probes that we have on subjectivity under latemodern capitalism are idealized also. As we have already mentioned, the “globalization” literature privileges one type of subjectivity—Westernized, masculinized, and industrialized—over other possible configurations. g. the nation-state) no longer hold. This presumption stems from the literature’s constant affirmation of liberal capitalism as globalization’s defining ideology.

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