"This book is powerful because the writers accomplished what they wanted to do: to de-marginalize Third World women’s experience, voice, and politics, especially with regard to regional knowledge and its relationship to transnational understandings."—Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews
"An important empirical contribution to our nuanced understanding of the gendered effects of global economic change."—Gender and Development Journal
Adopting the notion of “third world” as a political and geographical category, this volume analyzes marginalized women’s experiences of globalization. It unravels the intersections of race, culture, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and class that have shaped the position of these women in the global political economy, as well as their cultural and national histories. In addition to a thematically structured and highly informative investigation, the authors explore policy implications, which are commonly neglected in mainstream literature. The result is an invaluable volume for scholars in the fields of sociology and women’s studies, social policy experts, and professionals working within nongovernmental organizations.
Ligaya Lindio-McGovern is professor of sociology at Indiana University. She is the author of Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance: A Study of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers in Global Cities and is coeditor of Gender and Globalization: Patterns of Women’s Resistance.
Isidor Wallimann is a visiting research professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is widely published in English and German. He is a coeditor of On the Edge of Scarcity: Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability, and Conflict and of Genocide and the Modern Age: Etiology and Case Studies of Mass Death.
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