Analyzing gender, intersectionality, and multiple inequalities : global, transnational and local contexts


Analyzing gender, intersectionality, and multiple inequalities : global, transnational and local contexts

edited by Esther Ngan-Ling Chow, Marcia Texler Segal, Lin Tan

(Advances in gender research / series editors, Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie Demos, v. 15)(Emerald books)

Emerald, 2011

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The papers in this volume were selected and revised from among those presented at the conference "Gender and Social Transformation: Global, Transnational, and Local Realities and Perspectives", Beijing, China in 2009. Through case studies and interview data from across the globe we see how intersectionality and inequality are contextualized shaping women's agencies, gender relations, identity, the politics of belonging, power structures, institutional arrangements, and empowerment (self and/or collective) in local communities and cultures influenced by transnational and global networks and processes. Those who experience inequality, the politics of exclusion and social injustice by virtue of gender, ethnicity and/or class and other differences are the most vulnerable in the face of new adversities, including those that occur in response to globalization. Broader theoretical and methodological contexts for these nation- and region-specific studies are provided in essays by leading gender theorists. Divisions of labor, migration, war and peace-building are among the specific topics addressed in papers from China, India, Israel, Korea, Germany, Australia, Turkey and the United States.


Acknowledgment. List of Contributors. Information for Authors. Analyzing Gender, Intersectionality, and Inequality in Global, Transnational and Local Contexts. Globalization and Multiple Inequalities. Strategies of Feminist Research in a Globalized World. Masculinity Research and Global Society. A Theoretical View of the Globalizing Sex Industry: World System Position, Local Patriarchy, and State Policy in South Korea. Globalization and Locality: The Gendered Impact of the Economic Crisis on Intersectionality, Migration, and Work in China. Gender, Division of Labor, and Social Mobility in Small-Scale Restaurants in China. Gender and Labor within the Turkish Context of Local Development in the Era of Globalization. Constructing Gender Across Borders: A Transnational Approach. Transnational Migration and Transformation Among African Women in the United States: Change-agents Locally and Globally. An Intersectional Approach to the Complexity of Social Support Within German-Ukrainian Transnational Space. Social Security and Aged Widows in Conflict Situations: Social Transformation at the International Border in Northwest India. Diversity, Activism, and Global Concerns in the U.S. Peace Movement. Women's Absence in Peace-Building Policies: The Case of the Feminist Organizations in Israel. About the Authors. Analyzing Gender, Intersectionality, and Multiple Inequalities: Global, Transnational and Local Contexts. Advances In Gender Research. Advances In Gender Research. Copyright page.

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