1.1654 Gender and Modernization: Two Women's Struggle for Justice and Survival in the Face of Global Dependency Structures.
Perhaps the most fascinating feature of both the novel, Nectar in a Sieve, and the oral history, Don't be Afraid Gringo, is how very similar the two stories are; although they are separated by decades in time, and thousands of miles in space. To a large degree, this may be attributed to the fact that both works concern cultures experiencing a similar crisis: the social impact of core-periphery economic exploitation upon traditional family existence in 1950s India and 1980s Honduras. This paper will argue that both text's representation of their economic situations - of mercantilist core/staple producing periphery exploitation, semiproletariate relations with the comprador elite, family/church socialization and factory/military oppression - are depicted through the lens of female-male relations and family life in traditional cultures. 5.5 pgs. 12 f/c. 2b.
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Filename: 1654 Gender Modernization.doc
2.2367 Women in China.
This paper explores the Status of Women in China as indicated by the Persistence of Concubinage. 4 pgs. 4 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 2367 Women in China.doc
3.2627 The Globalization of Trade and Its Effect on Women.
This paper will demonstrate that women do play a crucial role in the maintenance of livelihoods, cultural continuity, and community cohesiveness. The findings here suggest that women's perspectives need to be integrated into the formulation of new modes of sustainability that would be viable and relevant in the modern world system. It must be recognized that women's empowerment is crucial to effective population policies, which is a fundamental requirement if globalization is to be successful. 10 pgs. 29 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2627 Globalization Trade Women.doc
4.3864 The Feminist Challenge: Women and the Issue of Multiculturalism.
Acknowledging that there are a variety of legitimate positions on this issue, this essay will nonetheless argue - as per Will Kymlicka - that while multiculturalism is, by definition, inclusive, it cannot and must not accept discrimination and oppression within itself. Of course, it must be admitted that there is no society in the world that is free from discrimination. However, as will be demonstrated with particular reference to the rights of women, to accept any form of oppression within a multicultural society is to invite a fatal virus into the body politic. However, it will also be argued that this absolute response can only legitimately be maintained within the boundaries of Western societies. To extend this rule on a global level represents a form of cultural imperialism that may, in fact, do more harm than good. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Filename: 3864 Women Issue Multiculturalism.doc
5.4015 The Goals Of Politically Active Black Women In Twentieth-Century South Africa.
This short paper has several objectives. It discusses the goals of politically active black women in twentieth-century South Africa. There are several issues to be considered when exploring this theme, but space constraints limit us to investigating liberation struggles. In addition, it explores whether or not black women generally linked their family concerns and wider political aspirations. Did these aims clash? Finally, it outlines the patriarchal constraints in both white and black societies that prevented black women from making lasting contributions to the liberation struggles in twentieth-century South Africa. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Filename: 4015 Politically Active Women.doc
6.4030 The Possible Threat Posed by Multiculturalism to Women's Rights.
Multiculturalism and Gender Equality are discussed with reference to S.M.Okin's volume. A central concept is the concern for cultural or group minority rights that is part and parcel of multiculturalism, even when the groups or cultures in question may actually disservice women. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This paper analyzes women in politics. Starting with the suffrage movement, the author describes how women struggled to secure voting rights, then how they were still largely subject to the will of male politicians. The author then discusses the debate surrounding the ERA movement and how that debate culminated into the political activism of the 1960s and 70s. Then, the author describes how political groups such as NOW emerged from this time to not allow only women to play on an even stage as men in public office, but to fight for abortion rights and equal wages. The author closes the piece by discussing how women today are not longer considered a separate class of citizens and can finally start wielding real political power. 13 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.