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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.

The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality; Literary, visual and cultural representations; Sexuality; Macro and microeconomics of gender; Conflict and peace.

The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the ...

Gender, Class and Location in the Global Economy
Gender, class and location in the global economy
Drucilla K.Barker and EdithKuiper

Globalization has contributed substantially to several of the most significant changes since the end of the Second World War: the feminization of labor and migration, the internationalization of finance and debt and increased income inequalities within and among nation-states. The feminization of labor refers to both the dramatic increase in women's labor force participation over most of the world and changes in the conditions of work. While globalization has resulted in an increase in the participation of women in paid labor, for many women this has meant working in low-paying and service sector jobs often without job security and benefits. When relatively affluent women enter the labor ...

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