The Globalized Woman

Reports from a Future of Inequality

Christa Wichterich

The Globalized Woman

Christa Wichterich

Distributed for Zed Books

192 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781856497411 Published February 2000 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction
 
1. The Global Conveyor-belt
Women as a comparative advantage/ Yesterday Upper Lusatia, today Bangladesh, tomorrow China/ Not every Eden is Paradise/ Trampling people down – just do it/ Hollow firms, quota hopping and ‘swallow’ companies/ The Third World in the First/ Pushing emancipation or forced labor?/ Global counterforce – or globalization from below
 
2. Worldwide Service
Postindustrial work/ Women fending for themselves/ The global office/ Isle of the blessed/ Towards the self-service society/ The international army of cleaners/ Body markets
 
3. Means of Living
Land for men, work for women/ Proteins for the well-fed/ Hunger and trade/ Fast food, junk food, novelty food – or the lost power of the cook/ Whose seed is it?/ A step further: the human cell economy
 
4. The Sweeper Women of Structural Adjustment, or the Feminization of Social Security
Unpayable labour/ Honour where honour is due/ The social state discharges its children/ Farewell to Arab socialism/ Adjusting to adjustment/ The acrobatics of survival/ Matrioshki of the transformation/ Winner takes all, or the splitting of society
 
5. Variants of Modernity
Consumption as global culture/ Decadence and independence/ Looking west, turning east/ Identity politics
 
6. Globalization of the Women’s Movements
Movements and networks/ Alliance for the right to a few square metres of housing/ The new international women’s politics/ Countering powerlessness/ Globalized woman
 
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Index
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