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Women worldwide : transnational feminist perspectives on women

Author: Janet Lee; Susan M Shaw
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, 2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Lee; Susan M Shaw
ISBN: 9780073512297 007351229X
OCLC Number: 436028205
Description: xvi, 647 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Janet Lee. "Universal sisterhood" and the politics of location ; Colonialism, imperialism, and globalization shaping women's lives ; The imposition of western feminism and the possibilities of transnational feminist solidarity ; Organization of women worldwide --
Transnational feminisms / Valentine M. Moghadam. The development of transnational feminisms ; Types of transnational feminist networks ; Women still have a long way to go / Cynthia G. Wagner ; Are women human? / Catharine A. MacKinnon ; The messy relationship between feminisms and globalizations / Manisha Desai ; Under western eyes / Chandra Talpade Mohanty ; Comrades / Nadine Gordimer ; Edge of the earth / Hafsat Abiola --
World media / Katharine Sarikakis and Leslie Regan Shade. Emergence of global media markets ; Representations of women in world media ; Women's access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) ; Women's ICT projects for social justice ; Glamour and honor: going online and reading in West African culture / Wendy Griswold, Erin Metz McDonnell, and Terrence Emmett McDonnell ; Women enter the world of media / Manal Ismail and Maysam Ali ; Beautiful Betty / Yeidy M. Rivero ; Mirror, mirror on the wall / Tiya Miles ; Grover goes global / Anthony Kaufman ; "Telling our own stories": African women blogging for social change / Oreoluwa Somolu --
Global politics of the body / Penny Van Esterik. Understanding the body ; Bodies in time and space ; Commodification of the body ; Local and global advocacy ; Transgender identity in Japan / Hiroko Tabuchi ; Premenstrual syndrome as scientific and cultural artifact / Anne E. Figert ; Perfectly normal / Lesléa Newman ; Spain bans skinny mannequins / Associated Press ; Changing faces / Lisa Takeuchi Cullen ; Mi estomago (My belly) / Marjorie Agosin ; Unveiled sentiments: gendered Islamophobia and experiences of veiling among Muslim girls in a Canadian Islamic school / Jasmin Zine --
Sexualities worldwide / Charmaine Pereiera an dPriya Kandaswamy. Toward a vision of sexual and economic justice / Kamala Kempadoo ; Distant view of a minaret / Alifa Rifaat ; Cambodian sex workers / Karoline Kemp ; Sex tourism booming / Irin ; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights and the religious relativism of human rights / D.Ø. Endsjø --
Politics of women's health / Mehra Sirazi. Aging in a man's world / Anne Firth Murray ; Using human rights to improve maternal and neonatal health / Sofia Gruskin [and others] ; Midwifery's renaissance / Marsden Wagner ; Canadian petrochemical plants and gender imbalances / Paul Webster ; A shared journey in breast cancer advocacy / Kathleen M. Errico and Diana Rowden --
Reproductive freedoms / Patti Lou Watkins, Alicia Bublitz, and Hoa Nguyen. Investing in reproductive health and rights / Thoraya Ahmed Obaid ; The "morning after" pill: debates and conflicts in Ireland and the U.S. / Katie Fairbanks and Hélène Hofman ; Postpartum depression in China / S. Ramashwar ; For India's daughters, a dark birth day / Uma Girish ; Hijacking global feminism: feminists, the Catholic Church, and the family planning debacle in Peru / Christina Ewig ; Ususual families / Susan Golombok --
Families in global context / Meg Wilkes Karraker. In the family / María Elena Llano ; Mothers, fathers, or parents: same-gendered families in South Africa / Carien Lubbe ; Female headship and theh "feminization of poverty" / Sylvia Chant ; Old maid / Vivian N. Limpkin ; Indonesian feminists confront polygyny / Yenni Kwok ; Too young to marry / Allison Ford ; The bride's voice: religious women challenge the wedding ritual / Irit Koren. Violence against women worldwide / Patti Duncan. Violence in families and by intimate partners ; Violence in communities ; Violence by the state ; Resisting gendered forms of violence ; The conservation of energy / Chana Bloch ; Prevalence of and risk factors for sexual victimization in college women in Chile / Jocelyn A. Lehrer, Vivan L. Lehrer, Evelyn L. Lehrer, and Pamela B. Oyarzún ; Killed in the name of honor / Amnesty International ; No longer silent / Megan Shank ; War against women: Congo and Kosova / CBS News and Peter Finn ; Domestic violence in Afghanistan / Kirk Semple ; Finding dignity in exile / Ingrid Drake --
Women's work in the global economy / Juanita Elias. Women's work ; Gendered work ; Reproductive labor ; Resistances, challenges, and transformations ; Women farmers toil to expand Africa's food supply / Megan Rowling ; Women and tourism / Shaker Hussain ; Assembly line / Shu Ting ; Oil, Islam, and women / Michael L. Ross ; Girl / Jamaica Kincaid ; Banking on women / Sean Kelley and somini Sengupta ; The 40-percent rule / Martha Burk --
Women and environmental politics / Ana Isla and Trina Filan. Global development and the ecological crisis ; Rainforest ecopolitics ; Environmental activism ; Conclusion: toward sustainability for life ; Temperatures rising: four essays on a theme: women and climate change / Minu Hemmati and Ulrike Röhr, Myralyn O.A. Nartey, Sabrina Regmi, Leigh Brownhill ; Waikīkī / Haunani-Kay Trask ; Bedouin women and waste related hazards / Ilana Meallem and Yaakov Garb ; An ugly picture for flower workers and their children / David A. Taylor ; Poverty, pests, and pesticides / Hanna-Andrea Rother ; The world of the gift economy / Genevieve Vaughan. Women and political systems worldwide / Melanie Hughes and Pamela Paxton. Women's formal representation in politics ; Obstacles to women's participation in politics ; Strategies for increasing women's participation in formal politics ; Women's efforts in informal politics ; Revenge / Kim Rogers ; Please mind the gap / Alyssa McDonald ; Leading women / Emira Woods ; Women's words / Aimee Dowl ; Dal by dir/Stand your ground: international lessons on women's equality from a small nation / Laura McAllister ; The public and private domain of teh everyday politics of water / Juana Vera Delgado and Margreet Zwarteveen ; The post-Katrina, semiseparate world of gender politics / Pamela Tyler --
Women, war, and peace / Mary Hawkesworth. Gendering war ; Women and peace-making ; The city in the desert / Mary Borden ; Children of war / Wray Herbert ; Abuse of power: sexual exploitation of refugee women and girls / Elizabeth G. Ferris ; Rape in Darfur / Femke van Zeijl ; Building cultures of peace: four cornerstones / Fiane Eisler ; Plaza de Mayo / Dacia Maraini ; Do Muslim women really need saving? / LIla Abu Lughod --
Conclusion: integrating the themes: HIV/AIDS in women's lives / Sonia M. Kandathil and Janet Lee. The feminization of HIV/AIDS ; Strategies for change ; Janice, Marvelyn, and Michelle: USA / January W. Payne ; Keren: Honduras / The Associated Press ; Jacqueline, Isata, and Adele: Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda / Phyllida Brown ; Srey: Cambodia / Wong Kim Hoh ; Mantombi Nyawo: South Africa / Nicole Itano ; Parvati and Fatima: India / Aasha Kapur Mehta and Sreoshi Gupta ; Thembi: South Africa / Erika Nelson ; Mama's Club: Uganda / Rachel Scheier ; Tatiana and Dina: Russia and Ukraine / UNAIDS.
Responsibility: Janet Lee, Susan Shaw.

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