£19.99 | $34.95
1 October 2001
Gender and Sexuality
Gender and Sexuality, Human Rights
Women Resist Globalization
Mobilizing for Livelihood and Rights
Edited by Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle
'Women Resisting Globalization is a testimony to contemporary women's movements in different parts of the world in order to ensure dignity, justice and citizenship for the underprivileged. It documents organizing initiatives around challenges to livelihood and democracy. In the process, it affirms the crucial role of collective action for an ethical world order. The radical vision and historical imagination of Rowbotham and Linkogle give these movements, so often dismissed as sporadic or fragmentary, a rightful place in the history of resistance to hegemonic powers. Highlighting similarities as well as differences in the experiences of women in the South and in the North, the book makes an important contribution to current discourse on international feminism that needs to address the issue of gender along with questions of race, ethnicity and class.' - Professor Swasti Mitter, co-author of Dignity and Daily Bread: New Forms of Economic Organisation Among Poor Women in the Third World and the First
'Mobilizations against the harshest effects of globalization on people's daily lives world wide are predominantly initiated and sustained by the visions and leadership of women. It is inspiring to read this new collection by Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle highlighting the breadth and creativity of women's ongoing battles to create better lives for all. A tonic for these times.' - Lynne Segal, author of Why Feminism: Gender, Psychology, Politics
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle
2. Facets of Emancipation: Women in Movement from the Eighteenth Century to the Present - Sheila Rowbotham
3. Uncommon Women and the Common Good: Women and Environmental Protest - Temma Kaplan
4. Women Community and British Miners' Strike of 1984-85 - Meg Allen
5. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Women's Self-Mobilization to Overcome Poverty in Uganda - Sylvia Tamale
6. Adithi - Creating Economic and Social Alternatives - Viji Srinivasan
7. New Roots for Rights: Women's Responses to Population and Development Policies - Navtej Purewal
8. Nicaraguan Women in the Age of Globalization - Stephanie Linkogle
9. Sexual Politics in Indonesia: From Soeharno's Old Order to Soeharto's New Order - Saskia E Wieringa
10. Creating Alternative Spaces: Black Women in Resistance - Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters interviewed by Paminder Parbha
11. Individual and Community Rights Advocacy Forum: Campaigning for Women's Rights in Papua New Guinea - Orovu Seope
12. Guatemala: Implementation of the Gender Demands Included in the Peace Accords - Lessons Learned - Clara Jimeno
About the Authors:
Sheila Rowbotham has published extensively on women's history and has written on women and development with Swasti Mitter (Dignity and Daily Bread, and Women Encounter Technology). She is a University Research Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Manchester, England.
Stephanie Linkogle has written on women's movements in Latin America in her book Gender Practice and Faith in Nicaragua and in journals such as Bulletin of Latin American Research, Race and Class, and Sociological Research On-Line. She is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex.
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