Globalization Impact on Feminism
This paper discusses the implications of the current paradigm shift that feminism is undergoing in response to the processes of globalization.
# 103691 | 1,223 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on May 25, 2008 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Women Studies (General) , Business (International)
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This essay examines the implications of globalization for feminism, including the "paradigm shift" that some scholars perceive feminism is undergoing in response to globalization. It also considers the kinds of issues to which feminist analysis is being challenged to pay attention. The writer notes that globalization has imposed new pressures on feminism, and feminism has responded by generating new types of feminism and new paradigms. The writer concludes with the hope that it is possible to construct a transnational feminism that is at the same time not hegemonic, one that respectfully incorporates and listens to the various discourses, yet somehow manages to build enough common ground to enable global feminists to work cohesively together.
From the Paper:"In like vein, Seyla Benhabib proposes building solidaristic communities in which we can acknowledge each other's diverse and multiple identities, while at the same time we can listen respectfully to each other, acknowledging the many strands that comprise our identities. In this way, there is hope of building up a respectful form of global feminist solidarity that can work to counter the most destructive forces of globalization. For example, there could be a site for a global community of feminists that oppose the depredations of the planet currently being unleashed by transnational corporations.
"Clearly, this new way of looking at feminism may be seen as a substantial paradigm shift."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Davis, Kathy. (2005). The global localization of feminist knowledge: Translating our bodies, ourselves. The gender question in globalization: Changing perspectives and practices. Eds: Tine Davids and Francien van Driel. Aldershot: Ashgage Publishing.
- Gatens, Moria. (2004). Can human rights accommodate women's rights? Towards an embodied account of social norms, social meaning, and cultural change. Contemporary Political Theory, 3: 275-299.
- Marcos, Sylvia. (2005). The borders within: The indigenous women's movement and feminism in Mexico. Dialogue and Difference: Feminisms challenge globalization. Eds. Marguerite Miller and Sylvia Marcos. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Miraftab, Faranak. (2004). Can you belly dance? Methodological questions in the era of transnational feminist research. Gender, Place and Culture, 11(4).
- Nagar, Richa. (1997). Exploring methodological borderlands through oral narratives. Thresholds in Feminist Geography: Difference, Methodology, Representation. Eds. John Paul Jones III, Heidi J. Nast and Susan M. Roberts. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishes, Ltd.
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