Neo-liberalism and new configurations of global space: possibilities, tensions and problematics for gender justice

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Title Neo-liberalism and new configurations of global space: possibilities, tensions and problematics for gender justice
Author Keddie, Amanda
Journal Name Journal of Gender Studies
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract While the global neo-liberal agenda has increased the impoverishment and marginalisation of many women, it has also created possibilities for pursuing gender justice. Deepened and broadened understandings and measures of equity brought about by the processes of globalisation and insights from feminism have disturbed neo-liberal regimes and produced action around the pursuit of gender equity goals. Moreover, new configurations of 'the global' have strengthened transnational feminist networks and coalitions and generated multiple and varied spaces for feminist engagement. Against this backdrop, this article draws attention to the ways in which these shifts have brought to light previously unrecognised complexities and tensions that continue to hinder the pursuit of global gender justice. Focusing on the feminist work of NGOs and CSOs and, specifically, issues of social capital and cultural context, the article examines the problematics and possibilities regarding these organisations' promotion of gender change at local, national and transnational levels. Such examination foregrounds the significance of a coherent feminist politics and activism that responds to the social conditions and cultural nuances that impact on gender relations in particular contexts and is supported by broader facilitative structures and social networks.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589231003695864
Volume 19
Issue Number 2
Page from 139
Page to 152
ISSN 0958-9236
Date Accessioned 2011-01-20
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Studies in Human Society
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/38905
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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