Re-gendering globalization: Overcoming the phenomenon of gendering globalization
Keywords:Development, Globalization, Gender, Re-Gendering.
AbstractGlobalization is a buzzword today encompassing every sphere of modern life denoting integration of economies under free trade, privatization and liberalization. Unlike many other theories, globalization has its merits along with its demerits especially for intensifying discrimination against different groups. In this regard, in a world irrespective of society and culture where a major portion of women posits a vulnerable and less-benefited role in every sphere of life, it is essential to inquire into the globalization process with a gender perspective. This process could be termed as ‘Gendering Globalization’, where different implications of globalization, whether positive, negative, or neutral would be critically examined in reference to different literature, research and compiled data theoretically. Following this methodology, this study endeavors to find out the effects and more importantly the process of globalization of gender. Finally, it gives some recommendations to relate growth, gender and globalization in a purpose of ‘Re-Gendering Globalization’ as a development goal.
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