Women Resist Globalization

Mobilizing for Livelihood and Rights

Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle

Women Resist Globalization

Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle

Distributed for Zed Books

224 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2001  
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781856498777 Published October 2001 For sale in North and South America only
Women Resist Globalisation is a stimulating account of women's grassroots activism in two important areas: claims to livelihood, and to human rights. Looking at specific cases ranging from the British miners' strike, to making gender central to the Guatemalan peace process, the book documents activists challenging the boundaries of work, environment, reproduction, community, democracy, and politics. The book looks at recent and diverse examples of resistance: women fighting for environmentalism and reproductive rights, mobilizing against poverty and racism, fighting inequalities imposed by structural adjustment, and campaigning for human rights.
Contents
1. Introduction - Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle
2. Facets of Emancipation: Women in Movement from the Eighteenth Century to the Present - Sheila Rowbotham
3. Uncommon Women and the Common Good: Women and Environmental Protest - Temma Kaplan
4. Women Community and British Miners' Strike of 1984-85 - Meg Allen
5. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Women's Self-Mobilization to Overcome Poverty in Uganda - Sylvia Tamale
6. Adithi - Creating Economic and Social Alternatives - Viji Srinivasan
7. New Roots for Rights: Women's Responses to Population and Development Policies - Navtej Purewal
8. Nicaraguan Women in the Age of Globalization - Stephanie Linkogle
9. Sexual Politics in Indonesia: From Soeharno's Old Order to Soeharto's New Order - Saskia E Wieringa
10. Creating Alternative Spaces: Black Women in Resistance - Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters interviewed by Paminder Parbha
11. Individual and Community Rights Advocacy Forum: Campaigning for Women's Rights in Papua New Guinea - Orovu Seope
12. Guatemala: Implementation of the Gender Demands Included in the Peace Accords - Lessons Learned - Clara Jimeno
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