Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
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This text with readings provides an accessible and engaging introduction to issues faced by women around the world. Each chapter begins with a framework essay written by a feminist scholar in the field, which provides an overview and analytical structure for the issues related to the topic at hand. The framework essay includes learning activities and other sidebars that may help instructors in planning class sessions and will encourage students to explore issues further. A number of carefully selected readings in each chapter offer a wide variety of perspectives on the topics discussed. Few of these essays have been anthologized elsewhere, providing new material for instructors and students.

Table of Contents

Transnational Feminisms
"Women Still Have a Long Way to Go,"
"Are Women Human?"
"The Messy Relationship between Feminisms and Globalizations,"
"The International Bonds of Womanhood,"
"Under Western Eyes,"
"Transnational Feminisms in a New Global Matrix,"
"Signed with an X,"
"Edge of the Earth,"
World Media
"Glamour and Honor: Going Online and Reading in West African Culture,"
"Women Enter the World of Media,"
"Beautiful Betty,"
"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,"
"Grover Goes Global,"
"Gender and Science in Developing Areas: Has the Internet Reduced Inequality?"
"Feminist Media Coverage of Women in War,"
"'Telling Our Own Stories': African Women Blogging for Social Change,"
Global Politics of the Body
"A Young Man from Chelm or a Nontraditionally Gendered Hebrew School Teacher Tells All,"
"Premenstrual Syndrome as Scientific and Cultural Artifact,"
"Perfectly Normal,"
"A 'Coca-Cola' Shape: Cultural Change, Body Image, and Eating Disorders in San Andres, Belize,"
"Changing Faces,"
"Mi Estomago,"
"Global Beauty Queens in Post-Liberalization India,"
"Unveiled Sentiments: Gendered Islamaphobia and Experiences of Veiling among Muslim Girls in a Canadian Islamic School,"
"Saudi Lingerie Trade,"
Sexualities Worldwide
"Toward a Vision of Sexual and Economic Justice,"
"The Case Against Female Genital Mutilation,"
"Distant View of a Minaret,"
"Transgender Identity in Japan,"
"Immorality, Hurt, or Choice: How Indian Feminists Engage with Prostitution,"
"Cambodian Sex Workers,"
"Sex Tourism Booming,"
"Closing Sex Education's Knowledge/Practice Gap: the Reconceptualisation of Young People's Sexual Knowledge,"
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights and the Religious Relativism of Human Rights,"
Politics of Women's Health
"A Gift from Somewhere,"
"Aging in a Man's Word,"
"Using Human Rights to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Health,"
"Midwifery's Renaissance,"
"Canadian Petrochemical Plants and Gender Imbalances,"
"Somali and Oromo Refugee Women: Trauma and Associated Factors,"
"A Shared Journey in Breast Cancer Advocacy,"
Reproductive Freedoms
"Investing in Reproductive Health and Rights,"
"The 'Morning-After' Pill: Debates and Conflicts in Ireland and the U.S.,"
"Postpartum Depression in China,"
"For India's Daughters, a Dark Birth Day,"
"Hijacking Global Feminism: Feminists, the Catholic Church, and the Family Planning Debacle in Peru,"
"Legal Abortion Worldwide: Incidence and Recent Trends,"
"Unusual Families,"
Families in Global Context
"In the Family,"
"Mothers, Fathers, or Parents: Same-gendered Families in South Africa,"
"Honor and Virtue: Mexican Parenting in the Transnational Context,"
"Women Heading Latin American Households,"
"Female Headship and the 'Feminization of Poverty,'"
"Old Maid,"
"Indonesian Feminists Confront Polygyny,"
"'There is No Stranger to Marriage Here!'"
"Too Young to Marry,"
"The Bride's Voice: Religious Women Challenge the Wedding Ritual,"
Violence against Women Worldwide
"The Conservation of Energy,"
"Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Sexual Victimization in College Women in Chile,"
"Consent and Coercion: Examining Unwanted Sex Among Married Young Women in India,"
"Killed in the Name of Honor,"
"No Longer Silent,"
"War against Women: Congo and Kosovo,"
"Domestic Violence and Human Rights: Local Challenges to a Universal Framework,"
"Domestic Violence in Afghanistan,"
"Finding Dignity in Exile,"
Women's Work in the Global Economy
"Women Farmers Toil to Expand Africa's Food Supply,"
"Women and Tourism,"
"Paradise Lost,"
"Nurses, Nannies, and Caring Work,"
"Assembly Line,"
"Oil, Islam, and Women,"
"Heavy Weather,"
"Banking on Women: Ghana and India,"
"The 40-Percent Rule,"
Women and Environmental Politics
"Temperatures Rising: Four Essays on a Theme: Women and Climate Change,"
"Bedouin Women and Waste Related Hazards,"
"An Ugly Picture for Flower Workers and Their Children,"
"Poverty, Pests, and Pesticides,"
"An Interview with Vandana Shiva,"
"Ecofeminism in the Twenty-first Century,"
"The World of the Gift Economy,"
Women and Political Systems Worldwide
"Please Mind the Gap,"
"'A Second Liberation': Lobbying for Women's Political Representation in Botswana,"
"Leading Women,"
"Women's Words,"
"Engendering Grassroots Democracy: Research, Training, and Networking for Women in Local Self-Governance in India,"
"Dal Dy Dir/ Stand Your Ground: International Lessons on Women's Equality from a Small Nation,"
"The Public and Private Domain of the Everyday Politics of Water,"
"The Post-Katrina, Semiseparate World of Gender Politics,"
Women, War, and Peace
"Gender Differences in War-Related Disappearance: Croatian Experiences, 2005,"
"The City in the Desert,"
"Children of War,"
"Abuse of Power: Sexual Exploitation of Refugee Women and Girls,"
"Rape in Darfur,"
"Feminism, Gender, and Women's Peace Activism,"
"Plaza de Mayo,"
"Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?"
Conclusion: Integrating the Themes: HIV/AIDS in Women's Lives
"Janice, Marvelyn, and Michelle: U.S.A.,"
"Mmauwi Marwale: Botswana,"
"Keren Dunaway: Honduras,"
"Snenhlanhla Mbhamali: South Africa,"
"Jacqueline, Isata, and Adele: Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda,"
"Margaret Mukacyaka: Rwanda,"
"Srey Mom: Cambodia,"
"Mantombi Nywao: South Africa,"
"Parvati and Fatima: India"
"Lisungu Chieza: Zimbabwe,"
"Heidi Nass: U.S.A.,"
"Thembi Ngubane: South Africa,"
"Mama's Club: Uganda,"
"Khauhelo Raditapole, Thabelo Ramatlapeng, and Lomcebo Dlamini: Lesotho and Swaziland,"
"Tatiana and Dina: Russia and Ukraine,"
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