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This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women 's organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of inexorable forces beyond the capacity of individuals to mute or transcend. But this study tells a different story, one of social actors purposefully weaving cross-border relationships. From this vantage point, global social forces are not immaculately conceived. Instead, they are constituted by human actors with their own interests and identities, located in particular social contexts.

Making Transnational Feminism takes what some have called global civil society as its object, moving beyond both dire predictions and euphoric celebrations to understand how transnational political relationships are constructed and sustained across social and geographical divides. It also provides a compelling case study for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in globalization, gender studies, and social movements.

Book News Annotation:

In this ethnographic study of how feminism 'travels,' Thayer (sociology, U. of Massachusetts) examines women's socioeconomic movements in Brazil that comprise "counterpublics" to the dominant institutions. She contrasts strategies for social change adopted by rural labor union women in a poor NE region of the country, who focus on class, with those of an urban middle-class women's non-governmental organization more open to transnational influences revolving around issues of gender, e.g., those written about by Princeton feminist historian Joan Scott. A map and methodological notes ground the study. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women's organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of inexorable forces beyond the capacity of individuals to mute or transcend. But this study tells a different story, one of social actors purposefully weaving cross-border relationships. From this vantage point, global social forces are not immaculately conceived. Instead, they are constituted by human actors with their own interests and identities, located in particular social contexts.

This book takes what some have called global civil society as its object, moving beyond both dire predictions and euphoric celebrations to understand how transnational political relationships are constructed and sustained across social and geographical divides. It also provides a compelling case study for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in globalization, gender studies, and social movements.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415962131
Author:
Thayer, Millie
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Thayer Millie
Subject:
Rural women - Brazil, Northeast -
Subject:
Feminism - Brazil, Northeast
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Series:
Perspectives on Gender
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
9.11x6.48x.53 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women's organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of inexorable forces beyond the capacity of individuals to mute or transcend. But this study tells a different story, one of social actors purposefully weaving cross-border relationships. From this vantage point, global social forces are not immaculately conceived. Instead, they are constituted by human actors with their own interests and identities, located in particular social contexts.

This book takes what some have called global civil society as its object, moving beyond both dire predictions and euphoric celebrations to understand how transnational political relationships are constructed and sustained across social and geographical divides. It also provides a compelling case study for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in globalization, gender studies, and social movements.

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