Women Worldwide Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women

This text with readings provides an accessible and engaging introduction to issues faced by women around the world.

Women Worldwide  Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women

This text with readings provides an accessible and engaging introduction to issues faced by women around the world. Each chapter begins with a framework essay written by a feminist scholar in the field, which provides an overview and analytical structure for the issues related to the topic at hand. The framework essay includes learning activities and other sidebars that may help instructors in planning class sessions and will encourage students to explore issues further. A number of carefully selected readings in each chapter offer a wide variety of perspectives on the topics discussed. Few of these essays have been anthologized elsewhere, providing new material for instructors and students.

Globalizing Cultures

Hence, Mohanty attempts to theorize solidarity and argues that transnational feminism, or feminism without borders, must attempt to strip itself from the imposed borders on how women around the world could organize around common issues, ...

Globalizing Cultures

Through a comparative analysis of representations of globalization the book Globalizing Cultures: Theories, Paradigms, Actions examines the way cultures and individuals oppose, resist and re-center globalization and how people negotiate a sense of identity and belonging in a global context.

Political Worlds of Women

Electoral Systems in Comparative Perspective: Their Impact on Women and Minorities. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ... In Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women, edited by Janet Lee and Susan Shaw, 62–84.

Political Worlds of Women

Political Worlds of Women provides a comprehensive overview of women's political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns. Illuminating the politics of identity enmeshed in local, national, and global gender orders, this book explores women's creation of new political spaces and innovative political strategies to secure full citizenship and equal access to political power. Incorporating case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Mary Hawkesworth analyzes critical issues such as immigration and citizenship, the politics of representation, sexual regulation, and gender mainstreaming in order to examine how women mobilize in this era of globalization. Political Worlds of Women deepens understandings of national and global citizenship and presents the formidable challenges facing racial and gender justice in the contemporary world. It is an essential resource for students and scholars of women's studies and gender politics.

Political Worlds of Women Student Economy Edition

In Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women, edited by Janet Lee and Susan Shaw. New York: McGraw-Hill. Duverger, Maurice. 1955. The Political Role of Women. Paris: UNESCO. Economic and Social Council. 1997.

Political Worlds of Women  Student Economy Edition

This book examines female engagement in both traditional and unconventional political arenas, including female sociability, salons, child-rearing and education, health, consumption, religious reform and nationalism.

Women s Organizations for Peace

In W. Giles, M. De Alwis, E. Klein, & N. Silva (Eds.), Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges Across War-Zones (pp. 1–14). Toronto: Between the Lines. ... Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Women s Organizations for Peace

This book examines the work of three key women’s organizations working towards women’s rights and a peaceful solution to the Cyprus Problem. Based on a 13-year longitudinal qualitative study that develops a transnational feminist lens to look at the role of Hands Across the Divide (HAD), the Gender Advisory Team (GAT), and the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) organizations in women's activism on Cyprus, the research zooms in on three main questions: 1) How have women’s groups organized for peace? 2) What have been their key issues and organizing strategies? 3) What have been their organizing successes and challenges?

Women s Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century

A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times Kristen Zaleski, Annalisa Enrile, Eugenia L. Weiss, Xiying Wang ... In J. Lee & S. Shaw (Eds.), Women worldwide: Transnational feminism perspectives on women (pp.

Women s Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century

Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century offers a global view into the patriarchal attitudes that shape cultural practices that oppress women and continue to take form in the modern era. In closely examining a range of issues--from the college campus rape epidemic in the United States to the climate change effects in Ghana--this book compels readers to utilize a contextual framework in order to take a closer look into contemporary violence and oppression against women in our world. Written through the lens of transnational feminism, it examines the intersections of nationhood, race, gender, sexuality, and economics within the context of a world shaped by globalization and colonialism, causing the redefinition of borders and the realignment of migration patterns. A transnational feminist perspective also supports a definition of global sisterhood based on equity, understanding, and mutual experiences. Students focusing on social justice, social work, women's studies, feminist theory, and/or violence against women will find the book to be an invaluable resource.

Women s Empowerment for Sustainability in Africa

Women across Cultures: A Global Perspective. 3rd Ed. New York: McGraw Hill. Duncan, Patti. (2011). “Violence against Women Worldwide,” in Janet Lee and Susan M. Shaw (eds.), Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women.

Women s Empowerment for Sustainability in Africa

This book uses an open, explorative approach to deal with the different aspects of gender discrimination and gender empowerment policies, as well as their impact on economic development and capacity-building in several African countries. It uses primary and secondary data to present the argument that, without the full input of women, sustainable development will not be achieved in many African countries. This book is the first text written by knowledgeable gender issue experts that understand the culture of, and lived and conducted research in, Africa. It provides many examples of the relationships between gender and economic development around the African continent, highlighting different processes and practices. As such, the contributors here illustrate the impact of weak gender policies, and the ability to adequately develop female capacity building that could lead to wide-spread sustainable economic growth in Africa. They also explore a wide range of new dimensions and variables that are commonly ignored by other text books on gender equality. The book will help graduate, undergraduate students and other readers to understand women’s policies in the past, present, and future by analysing and illustrating cultural, political and socio-historical contexts which have shaped women’s role in the economic and sustainable development of Africa.

Writing Back Through Our Mothers

Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 2011. Lennox, Sarah. “Some Proposals for Feminist Literary Criticism,” Women in German Yearbook. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1991, 91-97.

Writing Back Through Our Mothers

For the first time in the literary tradition, the contemporary woman's historical novel (post-1970) is surveyed from a transnational feminist perspective. Analyzing the maternal (the genre's central theme) reveals that historical fiction is a transnational feminist means for challenging historical erasures, silences, normative sexuality, political exclusion, and divisions of labor. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 5)

Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education

Gendered Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings 7th ed. and Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women (both with Janet Lee, published by McGraw Hill). She is also author of God Speaks to Us, ...

Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education

Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education is a book for anyone with an interest in teaching and learning in higher education from a social justice perspective and with a commitment to teaching all students. This text offers a breadth of disciplinary perspectives on how to center difference, power, and systemic oppression in pedagogical practice, arguing that these elements are essential to knowledge formation and to teaching. Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education is structured as an ongoing conversation among educators who believe that teaching from a social justice perspective is about much more than the type of readings and assignments found on course syllabi. Drawing on the broadest possible definition of curriculum transformation, the volume demonstrates that social justice education is about both educators’ social locations and about course content. It is also about knowing students and teaching beyond the traditional classroom to meaningfully include local communities, social movements, archives, and colleagues in student and academic affairs. Premised on the notion that continuous learning and growth is critical to educators with deep commitments to fostering critical consciousness through their teaching, Transformative Approaches to Social Justice Education offers interdisciplinary and innovative collaborative approaches to curriculum transformation that build on and extend existing scholarship on social justice education. Newly committed and established social justice pedagogues share their experiences taking up the many difficult questions pertaining to what it means for all of us to participate in shaping a more just, shared future.

Difficult Dialogues about Twenty First Century Girls

Presentation at the National Women's Studies Association 31st Annual Conference, Denver, CO, November 12. Lee, J., and Shaw, S. M. (2010). Women worldwide: Transnational feminist perspectives on women. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Difficult Dialogues about Twenty First Century Girls

Introduces new conceptual frameworks for girls’ studies. Presenting cutting-edge research from transnational scholars and activists, Difficult Dialogues about Twenty-First-Century Girls introduces original methodologies and girl-centered program design to the field of girls’ studies. The editors pair progressive girls’ studies research on topics such as differential privilege, voice, cultural values, and access to material resources, with provocative questions in order to further the thinking about issues that are often marginalized or overlooked in feminist domains. In addition, the book serves as a manual for educators and activists, designed to promote critical discussions that are accessible and includes a final dialogue with contemporary scholars about their work and the current direction of the field.

LGBT Parent Families

Does a woman who marries a woman become a man? Real desires in woman to woman marriages in Africa, a historical perspective. ... In J. Lee & S. M. Shaw (Eds.), Women worldwide: Transnational feminist perspective on women (pp. 303–313).

LGBT Parent Families

LGBT-Parent Families is the first handbook to provide a comprehensive examination of this underserved area. Reflecting the nature of this issue, the volume is notably interdisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. Additionally, scholarship from regions beyond the U.S. including England, Australia, Canada, and South Africa is presented. In addition to gender and sexuality, all contributors address issues of social class, race, and ethnicity in their chapters.

Reclaiming Migrant Motherhood

Women, War, and Peace.” Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women. Janet Lee and Susan M. Shaw, Eds. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011. 553–578. Mathers, Jennifer G. “Women and State Military Forces.” Women & Wars.

Reclaiming Migrant Motherhood

Reclaiming Migrant Motherhood takes a critical look at the representations and lived experiences of migrant, refugee, and otherwise displaced mothers. This volume explores literature, film, and original ethnographic research about migrant motherhood through theoretical lenses including postcolonial theory, feminism, and critical refugee studies.

DisCrit

Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center. MacKinnon, C. A. (1998/2011). Are women human? In J. L. Lee & S. M. Shaw (Eds.), Women worldwide: Transnational feminist perspectives on women (pp. 48–49). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

DisCrit

In this groundbreaking volume, scholars examine the achievement/opportunity gaps from both historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as the overrepresentation of minority students in special education and the school-to-prison pipeline. Chapters also address school reform and the impact on students based on race, class, and dis/ability and the capacity of law and policy to include (and exclude).

Food Security Gender and Resilience

First, they highlight that social networks can be a valuable resource to women in times of food insecurity, allowing them to draw on ... In J. Lee and S. Shaw (Eds), Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women (pp.

Food Security  Gender and Resilience

Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and multi-scalar. The gendered resilience framework, illustrated here with detailed case studies from semi-arid Kenya, is shown to be suitable for use in analysis in other geographic regions and across disciplines. The book examines the importance of gender equity to the strengthening of socio-ecological resilience. Case studies reflect multidisciplinary perspectives and focus on a range of issues, from microfinance to informal seed systems. The book’s gender perspective also incorporates consideration of age or generational relations and cultural dimensions in order to embrace the complexity of existing socio-economic realities in rural farming communities. The issue of succession of farmland has become a general concern, both to farmers and to researchers focused on building resilient farming systems. Building resilience here is shown to involve strengthening households’ and communities’ overall livelihood capabilities in the face of ongoing climate change, global market volatility and political instability.

Cities Slums and Gender in the Global South

Sarikakis, Katharine and Shade, Leslie Regan (2011) 'World Media', in Janet Lee and Susan Shaw (eds) Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women (New York: McGraw Hill), 62–84. Sassen, Saskia (2001) 'Women's Burden: ...

Cities  Slums and Gender in the Global South

Developing regions are set to account for the vast majority of future urban growth, and women and girls will become the majority inhabitants of these locations in the Global South. This is one of the first books to detail the challenges facing poorer segments of the female population who commonly reside in ‘slums’. It explores the variegated disadvantages of urban poverty and slum-dwelling from a gender perspective. This book revolves around conceptualisation of the ‘gender-urban-slum interface’ which explains key elements to understanding women’s experiences in slum environments. It has a specific focus on the ways in which gender inequalities are can be entrenched but also alleviated. Included is a review of the demographic factors which are increasingly making cities everywhere ‘feminised spaces’, such as increased rural-urban migration among women, demographic ageing, and rising proportions of female-headed households in urban areas. Discussions focus in particular on education, paid and unpaid work, access to land, property and urban services, violence, intra-urban mobility, and political participation and representation. This book will be of use to researchers and professionals concerned with gender and development, urbanisation and rural-urban migration.

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education

17–44). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. MacKinnon, C. A. (1998/2011). Are women human? In J. L. Lee & S. M. Shaw (Eds.), Women worldwide: Transnational feminist perspectives on women (pp. 48–49). New York, NY: McGraw‐Hill.

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education

The handbook showcases cutting-edge special education research focusing on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. This authoritative contribution to the field charts a new path to effective interventions and sets an agenda for future research.

Misreading the Bengal Delta

Female Headship and the 'Feminisation of Poverty.'” In Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women, – . New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Chant, Sylvia, and Caroline Sweetman. . “Fixing Women or Fixing the World ...

Misreading the Bengal Delta

An unexpected story of climate change initiatives that threaten a complex waterscape Perilously close to sea level and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for climate change adaptation. Yet, to what extent do adaptation projects address local needs and concerns? Combining environmental history and ethnographic fieldwork with development professionals, rural farmers, and landless women, Misreading the Bengal Delta critiques development narratives of Bangladesh as a “climate change victim.” It examines how development actors repackage colonial-era modernizing projects, which have caused severe environmental effects, as climate-adaptation solutions. Seawalls meant to mitigate against cyclones and rising sea levels instead silt up waterways and induce drainage-related flooding. Other adaptation projects, from saline aquaculture to high-yield agriculture, threaten soil fertility, biodiversity, and livelihoods. Bangladesh’s environmental crisis goes beyond climate change, extending to coastal vulnerabilities that are entwined with underemployment, debt, and the lack of universal healthcare. This timely book analyzes how development actors create flawed causal narratives linking their interventions in the environment and society of the Global South to climate change. Ultimately, such misreadings risk exacerbating climatic threats and structural inequalities.

The Comics of Alison Bechdel

In Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women, ed. Janet Lee and Susan Shaw, 597–607. McGraw-Hill, 2011. Annes, Alexis, and Meredith Redlin. “Coming Out and Coming Back: Rural Gay Migration and the City.

The Comics of Alison Bechdel

Contributions by Michelle Ann Abate, Leah Anderst, Alissa S. Bourbonnais, Tyler Bradway, Natalja Chestopalova, Margaret Galvan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Katie Hogan, Jonathan M. Hollister, Yetta Howard, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Don L. Latham, Vanessa Lauber, Katherine Parker-Hay, Anne N. Thalheimer, Janine Utell, and Susan R. Van Dyne Alison Bechdel is both a driver and beneficiary of the welcoming of comics into the mainstream. Indeed, the seemingly simple binary of outside/inside seems perpetually troubled throughout the career of this important comics artist, known for Fun Home, Are You My Mother?, and Dykes to Watch Out For. This volume extends the body of scholarship on her work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In a definitive collection of original essays, scholars cover the span of Bechdel’s career, placing her groundbreaking early work within the context of her more well-known recent projects. The contributors provide new insights on major themes in Bechdel’s work, such as gender performativity, masculinity, lesbian politics and representation, trauma, life writing, and queer theory. Situating Bechdel among other comics artists, this book charts possible influences on her work, probes the experimental traits of her comics in their representations of kinship and trauma, combs archival materials to gain insight into Bechdel’s creative process, and analyzes her work in community building and space making through the comics form. Ultimately, the volume shows that Bechdel’s work consists of performing a series of selves—serializing the self, as it were—each constructed and refracted across and within her chosen artistic modes and genres.

Family Culture and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders

“Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Sexual Victimization in College Women in Chile.” Pp. 378–385 in Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women, edited by J. Lee and S. M. Shaw. New York: McGraw-Hill; Haworth-Hoeppner, ...

Family  Culture  and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders

This book takes a unique approach to the examination of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa (and bulimia). White, middle-class, heterosexual women share their insights into the emergence of their illnesses through detailed interviews that consider perceptions of the role of family, the influence of cultural messages regarding thinness and beauty, the agency these women exert in the use of weight control to cope with life’s stressors, the meaning they attach to their eating disorders and how these issues together perpetuate their disease. The book uses a Symbolic Interactionist framework and a grounded theory approach to examine the narratives which emerge from these women’s stories. Themes of family, culture, and self arise in their narratives; these form the theoretical underpinnings for this book, and combine to shape the comprehensive model of eating disorders that emerges from this study. Haworth-Hoeppner’s book will appeal to researchers and advanced students of sociology, women’s studies, family studies, social psychology, and gender studies.

Feminism and Women s Rights Worldwide

Women's human rights, transnational feminisms, and the politics of representation. ... In S. Rai & G. Waylen (Eds.), Global governance: Feminist perspectives (pp. ... Progress of the world's women 2008/2009: Who answers to women?

Feminism and Women s Rights Worldwide

"Feminism and Women's Rights Worldwide" is both a richly detailed history of the women's movement around the globe and a road map for the next stages in the ongoing fight for gender equality. In this landmark three-volume set, a remarkable team of contributors draws on a wealth of contemporary research to discuss pivotal events, issues, and controversies related to the global women's movement, with chapters addressing reproductive rights, sexual slavery, harassment, forced marriage, mortality in birthing, domestic violence and rape, job discrimination, pay inequities, women in leadership positions, and other crucial issues. Together these volumes offer today's generation the real story of feminism and a call to action for the next wave of advocacy in education, religion, politics, the military, personal relationships, the workplace, and the home.