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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific
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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco

Abstract

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it work in Asia and the Pacific? This book takes a fresh stock of globalization's complexities. It pursues critical feminist inquiry about women, gender, and sexualities and produces insights into changing life patterns in Asian and Pacific Island societies. Each chapter puts the lives and struggles of women at the center of its examination while weaving examples of global circuits in Asian and Pacific societies into a world frame of analysis. The work is generated from within Asian and Pacific spaces, bringing to the fore local voices and cl ... More

Keywords: globalization, Asia, Pacific, women, gender, sexualities, feminist political thinking, global practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831592
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathy E. Ferguson, editor
University of Hawaii-Manoa

Monique Mironesco, editor
University of Hawaii-West O'ahu

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Contents

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Kathy E. Ferguson, Sally Engle Merry, and Monique Mironesco

Part I Confronting Colonial Discourses

Part II Cultural Translations

Part III Media

Chapter 6 Gaze Upon Sakura

Christine R. Yano

Part IV Labor, Migration, and Families

Chapter 10 Breaking the Code

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

Chapter 11 Headloads

Vivian Price

Part V Trafficking

Part VI Militarization

Chapter 15 Gender, Globalization, and Militarization

Kathy E. Ferguson, Gwyn Kirk, and Monique Mironesco

Part VII Conclusion

Chapter 18 Advancing Feminist Thinking on Globalization

Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco