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Gendering Globalization on the Ground: The Limits of by Gay Young

By Gay Young

How has globalization labored for girls engaged on the frontlines of neoliberalism at the Mexico-US border? This border divides "US" from "Others," and produces social inequalities that shape a website the place marginalized border ladies come upon the othering strength of neoliberalism and confront inequalities of gender and sophistication. inside of this context, a serious comparability of socially comparable girls, operating both in export construction industries or in small-scale trade and low-level companies in Ciudad Juárez, unearths how export manufacturing unit paintings constrains women’s empowerment at domestic – in addition to the wages they earn and the health and wellbeing in their families. This quantity demanding situations the neoliberal cause of "empowering" girls to help industry development, and argues in its place for realizing women’s empowerment as a technique of transformation from disempowerment by means of gender strength kin to tough masculinist domination in families and, finally, the financial system and society. simply because constructions of gender and globalization are at the same time constituted, women’s empowerment as gender democracy is necessary to generating replacement, democratic globalization. utilizing a feminist technique that provides consciousness to the perspective of girls situated at the draw back of social hierarchies and takes under consideration strategically varied issues of view, this examine develops research to counter neoliberal globalization because it touches down within the lives of normal men and women at the border and beyond.

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