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Gilbert Caluya, Jennifer Germon & Elspeth Probyn

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 17: Globalization and Feminism: Changing Taxonomies of Sex, Gender and Sexuality

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Globalization and Feminism: Changing Taxonomies of Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Globalization and feminism: Changing taxonomies of sex, gender and sexuality
GilbertCaluya, JenniferGermon and ElspethProbyn
Introduction

There is little doubt that we now live in a globalized world, although there is significant debate about what this means. While the term may be relatively recent, the intermixing of cultures and bodies through trade and migration – forced or not – isn't new. European expansionism established transnational corporations, such as the British East India Company, to capitalize on new products while the forced mass migration of coloured labour through the trans-Atlantic slave trade cultivated newly colonized areas for production (see Jaggar, 2001). But long before European contact, Aboriginal people in Australia's north were connected through fish trade with Sulawesi, and ‘sea ...

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