By Kathy E. Ferguson
What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it paintings in Asia and the Pacific? The authors of the 16 unique and cutting edge essays awarded right here take clean inventory of globalization’s complexities. They pursue serious feminist inquiry approximately girls, gender, and sexualities and convey unique insights into altering existence styles in Asian and Pacific Island societies.
every one essay places the lives and struggles of girls on the heart of its exam whereas weaving examples of world circuits in Asian and Pacific societies right into a international body of study. The paintings is generated from inside of Asian and Pacific areas, bringing to the fore neighborhood voices and claims to wisdom. The geographic emphasis on Asia/Pacific highlights the complexity of globalizing practices between particular humans whose dilemmas come alive on those pages. even though the e-book makes a speciality of worldwide, gendered flows, it expands its research to incorporate the media and the humanities, highbrow assets, activist agendas, and person existence tales. fine ethnographies and interviews succeed in past generalizations and produce Pacific and Asian men and women alive of their struggles opposed to globalization.
Globalization can't be summed up in a neat political time table yet has to be actively contested and creatively negotiated. Taking feminist political pondering past uncomplicated oppositions, the authors ask particular questions about how international practices paintings, how they arrive to be, who merits, and what's at stake.
Contributors: Nancie Caraway, Steve Derné, Cynthia Enloe, Kathy Ferguson, Maria Ibarra, Gwyn Kirk, Sally Merry, Virginia Metaxas, Min Dongchao, Monique Mironesco, Rhacel Parrenas, Lucinda Peach, Vivian fee, Jyoti Puri, Judith Raiskin, Nancy Riley, Saskia Sassen, Teresia Teaiwa, Chris Yano, Yau Ching.