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During this fresh radical research of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines fresh events—Bangladeshi garment manufacturing unit deaths, family staff within the Persian Gulf, chinese language international travelers, and the UN gender politics of guns—to display the the most important position of girls in overseas politics today.
With all new and up-to-date chapters, Enloe describes what percentage women's probably own strategies—in their marriages, of their housekeeping, of their dealing with beliefs of beauty—are, in fact, the stuff of world politics. Enloe deals a feminist gender research of the worldwide politics of either masculinities and femininities, dismantles an it seems that overwhelming global procedure, and divulges that process to be even more fragile and open to alter than we expect.
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If those with 22 / Gender Makes the World Go Round vested interests in maintaining slavery had faced only male opponents, without the energy, political innovations, and knowledge of domestic consumption that women abolitionists contributed, they might have been able to sustain the exploitive racist system longer or at lower political cost. 16 Finally, if we persist in taking seriously only the male antislavery campaigners in the international movement to abolish the slave trade and slave labor, then we are bound to miss one of the most signiﬁcant consequences of that political movement: the mobilization in the late 1800s and early 1900s of campaigns to end the political systems of male-only suffrage.
The gist of the argument is that women need to devote precious time and energy to learning about events outside their own country because, as women, they are the objects of those events. For instance, a woman working for a software company in Ireland is told she should learn more about the European Union because what the EU commissioners decide in Brussels is going to help determine her wages and maybe even the hazards she faces on the job. An American woman similarly will be encouraged to learn about the ongoing ﬁghting in Syria because political contests in the Middle East will affect her children’s chances of a safe future.
It was their analyses, too, that informed most mainstream news coverage. What the women of IANSA, WILPF, and Global Action did was distinct: they looked deeper into armed conﬂicts to chart the gendered dynamics of guns, both gun violence’s causes and its consequences. IANSA’s women activists in Mali, Congo, Brazil, the Philippines, and other countries that had experienced years of Gender Makes the World Go Round / 25 violence played a crucial role. ” They interviewed women about where guns were in their own daily lives.