Released on 2008Categories Political Science

Tangled Routes

Tangled Routes

Author: Deborah Barndt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742555577

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 744

Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, Tangled Routes offers a vivid interdisciplinary examination of the global food system through the journey of a corporate tomato. Through case studies in the three NAFTA countries—Mexico, the United States, and Canada—Deborah Barndt examines the dynamic relationships between production and consumption, work and technology, biodiversity and cultural diversity, and health and environment. The compelling stories of women workers along the tomato trail humanize her analysis of globalization, taking into account the intersections of gender, race, class, family status, and north-south relations.
Released on 2013-10-30Categories Family & Relationships

Women, Work, and Globalization

Women, Work, and Globalization

Author: Bahira Sherif Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134699391

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 298

View: 193

Women increasingly make up a significant percentage of the labor force throughout the world. This transformation is impacting everyone's lives. This book examines the resulting gender role, work, and family issues from a comparative worldwide perspective. Working allows women to earn an income, acquire new skills, and forge social connections. It also brings challenges such as simultaneously managing domestic responsibilities and family relationships. The social, political, and economic implications of this global transformation are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective in this book. The commonalities and the differences of women’s experiences depending on their social class, education, and location in industrialized and developing countries are highlighted throughout. Practical implications are examined including the consequences of these changes for men. Engaging vignettes and case studies from around the world bring the topics to life. The book argues that despite policy reforms and a rhetoric of equality, women still have unique experiences from men both at work and at home. Women, Work, and Globalization explores: Key issues surrounding work and families from a global cross-cultural perspective. The positive and negative experiences of more women in the global workforce. The spread of women’s empowerment on changes in ideologies and behaviors throughout the world. Key literature from family studies, IO, sociology, anthropology, and economics. The changing role of men in the global work-family arena. The impact of sexual trafficking and exploitation, care labor, and transnational migration on women. Best practices and policies that have benefited women, men, and their families. Part 1 reviews the research on gender in the industrialized and developing world, global changes that pertain to women’s gender roles, women’s labor market participation, globalization, and the spread of the women’s movement. Issues that pertain to women in a globalized world including gender socialization, sexual trafficking and exploitation, labor migration and transnational motherhood, and the complexities entailed in care labor are explored in Part 2. Programs and policies that have effectively assisted women are explored in Part 3 including initiatives instituted by NGOs and governments in developing countries and (programs) policies that help women balance work and family in industrialized countries. The book concludes with suggestions for global initiatives that assist women in balancing work and family responsibilities while decreasing their vulnerabilities. Intended as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Women/Gender Issues, Work and Family, Gender and Families, Global/International Families, Family Diversity, Multicultural Families, and Urban Sociology taught in psychology, human development and family studies, gender and/or women’s studies, business, sociology, social work, political science, and anthropology. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in these fields will also appreciate this thought provoking book.
Released on 2013Categories Business & Economics

Women, Work, and Globalization

Women, Work, and Globalization

Author: Bahira Sherif-Trask

Publisher: Routledgetaylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 0415883385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 239

Women increasingly make up a significant percentage of the labor force throughout the world. This transformation is impacting everyone's lives. This book examines the resulting gender role, work, and family issues from a comparative worldwide perspective. Working allows women to earn an income, acquire new skills, and forge social connections. It also brings challenges such as simultaneously managing domestic responsibilities and family relationships. The social, political, and economic implications of this global transformation are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective in this book. The commonalities and the differences of women's experiences depending on their social class, education, and location in industrialized and developing countries are highlighted throughout. Practical implications are examined including the consequences of these changes for men. Engaging vignettes and case studies from around the world bring the topics to life. The book argues that despite policy reforms and a rhetoric of equality, women still have unique experiences from men both at work and at home. Women, Work, and Globalization explores: Key issues surrounding work and families from a global cross-cultural perspective. The positive and negative experiences of more women in the global workforce. The spread of women's empowerment on changes in ideologies and behaviors throughout the world. Key literature from family studies, IO, sociology, anthropology, and economics. The changing role of men in the global work-family arena. The impact of sexual trafficking and exploitation, care labor, and transnational migration on women. Best practices and policies that have benefited women, men, and their families. Part 1 reviews the research on gender in the industrialized and developing world, global changes that pertain to women's gender roles, women's labor market participation, globalization, and the spread of the women's movement. Issues that pertain to women in a globalized world including gender socialization, sexual trafficking and exploitation, labor migration and transnational motherhood, and the complexities entailed in care labor are explored in Part 2. Programs and policies that have effectively assisted women are explored in Part 3 including initiatives instituted by NGOs and governments in developing countries and (programs) policies that help women balance work and family in industrialized countries. The book concludes with suggestions for global initiatives that assist women in balancing work and family responsibilities while decreasing their vulnerabilities. Intended as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Women/Gender Issues, Work and Family, Gender and Families, Global/International Families, Family Diversity, Multicultural Families, and Urban Sociology taught in psychology, human development and family studies, gender and/or women's studies, business, sociology, social work, political science, and anthropology. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in these fields will also appreciate this thought provoking book.
Released on 2007Categories Business & Economics

Unpacking Globalization

Unpacking Globalization

Author: Linda E. Lucas

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739121588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 198

Unpacking Globalization examines the experiences of people living with the forces that are transforming economic systems, culture, gender relationships and governance. The book offers interdisciplinary analysis of the well-being of women and men as they cope with the changes of globalization. Through theory, case studies, and data, several themes emerge indicating that from the household to the continental level, change is leading to new awareness and new survival strategies for both women and men. The contributors to the volume come from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. They present analysis of global changes and historical background from diverse perspectives and offer case studies on social security, gender, and macroeconomy. They employ feminist theory as well as detail the experiences of current and future women entrepreneurs. An exciting interdisciplinary text, Unpacking Globalization can supplement women's studies, anthropology, sociology, and economic development courses.
Released on 2020-11-24Categories Business & Economics

Unheard Voices

Unheard Voices

Author: Farah Naz

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030543625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 823

This book explores the restructuring of the labour market and the opportunities that have resulted from economic globalization. The historical, political, geographical, and social relationships that female workers have had with the production process and the politics of work are examined to provide an understanding of the positioning of women within the global production system and the international division of employment. Unheard Voices: Women, Work and Political Economy of Global Production aims to give the reader an understanding of new workplace arrangements and the changing gendered patterns of work. The book is relevant to those interested in labour economics, the political economy, and gender studies.
Released on 2007Categories Globalization

Women Workers and Globalization

Women Workers and Globalization

Author: Indrani Mazumdar

Publisher: Stree Distributed by Bhatkal Books International

ISBN: UOM:39015081826425

Category: Globalization

Page: 349

View: 103

Invetigating The Impact Of Globalization On Women Workers In India In Jobs That Are Considered To Be Most Prominent In Discourses Around Women'S Work, This Book Demystifies The Phenomenon Of Globalization, Offering An Overview Of Its Prime Drivers, Processes And Forces. Four Sectoral Studies Of Women Workers Are Provide; The Third On Home-Based Workers In A Range Of Manufacturing Processes And Industries; And The Fourth On Middle Class Women Working In Information Technology Enabled Services(Ites).
Released on 2011-11-01Categories Social Science

Making Globalization Work for Women

Making Globalization Work for Women

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438439600

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 549

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women. Making Globalization Work for Women explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women in a global context. Looking at labor policies and interviews with people in unions and nongovernmental organizations, the essays diagnose the problems faced by women workers across the world and assess the progress that unions in various countries have made in responding to those problems. Some concerns addressed include the masculine culture of many unions and the challenges of female leadership within them, laissez-faire governance, and the limited success of organizations working on these issues globally. Making Globalization Work for Women brings together in a synthetic and fruitful conversation the work and ideas of feminists, unions, NGOs, and other human rights workers. “Making Globalization Work for Women is an illuminating, timely, and original collaboration among three prominent scholars that fills an important and missing niche in studies of transnational activism, global employment policy, and women’s work.” — Dorothy Sue Cobble, author of The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America
Released on 2018-05-25Categories Political Science

Black Women, Work, and Welfare in the Age of Globalization

Black Women, Work, and Welfare in the Age of Globalization

Author: Sherrow O. Pinder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498538978

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 114

Pinder examines the interrelatedness of globalization and workfare and how this interrelatedness is impacting black single mother welfare recipients. The book builds on these insights and seeks to illuminate a crucial, but largely overlooked aspect of the negative impact of workfare on black women and the American economy.
Released on 2009-05-26Categories Business & Economics

Liberating Economics

Liberating Economics

Author: Drucilla Barker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472022311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 897

Liberating Economics draws on central concepts from women's studies scholarship to construct a feminist understanding of the economic roles of families, caring labor, motherhood, paid and unpaid labor, poverty, the feminization of labor, and the consequences of globalization. Barker and Feiner consistently recognize the importance of social location -- gender, race, class, sexual identity, and nationality -- in economic processes shaping the home, paid employment, market relations, and the global economy. Throughout they connect women's economic status in the industrialized nations to the economic circumstances surrounding women in the global South. Rooted in the two disciplines, this book draws on the rich tradition of interdisciplinary work in feminist social science scholarship to construct a parallel between the notions that the "personal is political" and "the personal is economic." Drucilla K. Barker is Professor of Economics and Women's Studies, Hollins University. Susan F. Feiner is Associate Professor of Economics and Women's Studies, University of Southern Maine.
Released on 2006Categories Business & Economics

Globalization and Feminist Activism

Globalization and Feminist Activism

Author: M. E. Hawkesworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742537838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 881

In this comprehensive overview, Mary E. Hawkesworth explores transnational feminist efforts to produce a more just global order. Arguing that globalization is a feminist issue, she considers how social, economic, and political inequalities between men and women of different races, classes, ethnicities, and nationalities have been produced and contested over the past two centuries of capitalist development. The author demonstrates how women have forged international networks and alliances to address specific gender issues beyond the borders of the nation-state. By providing critical new insights into the gendered nature of the global system and the gendered dynamics of international institutions and nation states, this work will be invaluable for all those engaged in the interdisciplinary fields of globalization studies and feminist studies.