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Women's Studies at York Series

Women, Globalization and Fragmentation in the Developing World

Editors: Afshar, H., Barrientos, S. (Eds.)

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The process of globalization has had a dramatic impact on the lives of women in developing countries in the past decade. They have been increasingly drawn into insecure flexible employment working for the world market. The feminisation of the labour market has increased the burdens on women, and the inability of men to access full-time well-remunerated employment has exacerbated the process of male out-migration and has left many families headed by women. At the same time the reduction in state services and welfare has increased the burdens placed on women. Nevertheless the consequences of globalization have been different for different women in different places. In some circumstances it has created opportunities for greater empowerment, whilst in others it has stimulated a reaction and increased the subordination of women. This book explores the experiences of women in diverse local contexts within different cultures and faiths, drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America. It draws out the contradictory and fragmented impact of globalization at the local level on the lives of women in the developing world.

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SYLVIA CHANT Reader in Geography, London School of Economics NOHA EL-MIKAWY Research Fellow, University of Er-langen COLETTE HARRIS currently working on her PhD, Institute of Development Research, Amsterdam University RACHEL KURIAN Senior Lecturer in International Labour Economics, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague JAHNAVI PHALKEY Research Fellow, Asiatic Society, Bombay DIANE PERRONS Lecturer in Geography, London School of Economics SHIRIN RAI Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Warwick INES SMYTH has a PhD in Social Anthropology, University College London SINTIKI TARFA Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Women, Globalization and Fragmentation

    Pages 1-17

    Afshar, Haleh (et al.)

  • Fractioned States and Negotiated Boundaries: Gender and Law in India

    Pages 18-37

    Rai, Shirin M.

  • Right-wing Mobilization of Women in India: Hindutva’s Willing Performers

    Pages 38-53

    Phalkey, Jahnavi

  • The Impact of Global and the Reconstruction of Local Islamic Ideology, and an Assessment of its Role in Shaping Feminist Politics in Post-revolutionary Iran

    Pages 54-76

    Afshar, Haleh

  • The Informal Sector and the Conservative Consensus: a Case of Fragmentation in Egypt

    Pages 77-90

    El-Mikawy, Noha

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Globalization and Fragmentation in the Developing World
Editors
  • H. Afshar
  • S. Barrientos
Series Title
Women's Studies at York Series
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37127-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230371279
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-73927-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21659-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-73928-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 230
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