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Engendering Human Security - Feminist Perspectives
Engendering Human Security - Feminist Perspectives

Engendering Human Security - Feminist Perspectives

by Thanh-Dam Truong

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Language

English

Publisher

Kali/Women Unlimited

ISBN

8188965251 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 332

Binding

Hardcover

Thanh-Dam Truong

Author: Thanh-Dam Truong
Translator(s)/ Edito: Thanh-Dam Truong/Saskia Wieringa/Amrita Chachi
Publisher: Kali/Women Unlimited
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 332
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188965251

Description

This book engages with current debates on human security, offering a variety of feminist perspectives on the gender reconfigurations of the state, power/knowledge systems, sexuality, care, labour and the implications of globalisation for people's quotidian security. A key thematic area concerns the intersection between gender--as a domain of power-- and human security as a new policy framework.

The contributions in this book present an integration of a feminist materialist analysis of gender relations with a feminist post-modern approach to gender representation and cultural construction. A combination of the two approaches links culture with politics and economics, and integrates analysis of class, ethnicity and other dimensions of gender identity.

ABOUT THE EDITORS:

THANH-DAM TRUONG, Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, is one of the first scholars to have provided an academic analysis of the problem of sex tourism.

SASKIA WIERINGA is Director of the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women’s Movement in Amsterdam. She ahs written and edited 14 books, including two books of fiction, and numerous scholarly articles.

AMRITA CHHACCHI, Senor Lecturer, Women, Gender and Development, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, has published extensively on gender, labour and globalization and citizenship, identity politics and conflict in South Asia.

Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION: gender questions in the human security framework
Thanh-Dam Truong, Saskia Wieringa and Amrita Chhachhi.

PART I: HUMAN SECURITY, GENDER AND THE BODY:

1. Gendering transitional justice: experiences of women in Sri Lanka and Timor Leste in seeking affirmation and rights
Sunila Abeysekera.

2. Reproductive rights and gender justice in the neo-conservative shadow
Gita Sen.

3. Gender power dynamics in Jamaica's Ghetto trap: Southside
Imani M Tafari-Ama.

4. The new regulation of prostitution in the Netherlands
Joyce Outshoorn.

PART II: HUMAN SECURITY, WORK AND CARE:

5. Combating trafficking in women and children: a gender and human rights framework
Noeleen Heyzer.

6. The politics and culture of care: some issues in the Netherlands
Carla Risseeuw.

7. The globalisation of domestic care services
Rachel Kurian.

8. From state duty to women's virtue: care under liberalisation in Vietnam
Thanh-Dam Truong.

PART III: HUMAN SECURITY: PROSPECTS FOR FEMINIST ENGAGEMENTS:

9. Globalisation, social movements and feminism: coming together at the World Social Forum
Virginia Vargas.

10. Measuring women's empowerment: developing a global tool
Saskia Wieringa.

11. Eroding citizenship: gender, labour and liberalisation in India
Amrita Chhachhi.

12. The plasticity of gender in social policy formation
Patricia Mohammed.

13. Engendering science and interdisciplinary environmental research for environmental security: the case of the Nariva swamp
Rhoda Reddock.

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