Women and Globalization

Short Seminar

April 7, 2005

On April 7, 2005, ten scholars convened at the School for Advanced Research to hold a day-long seminar on “Gender and Globalization” that grew out of a proposal from the Association for Feminist Anthropology. The participants sought to assess the contributions that feminist anthropology can make toward understanding the process of neoliberal, capitalist globalization. Building on feminist anthropological theorizing about the social construction of gender, they explored theoretical models that help illuminate the ways in which the globalization of capital is implicated in women’s economic and social marginality and how women navigate these forces. During the seminar, the participants discussed the organization of a volume tentatively titled “Gendered Globalizations: Women Navigating Cultural and Economic Marginalities.” The book will feature ethnographic chapters placed in the context of theorizing gendered experiences and contestations of capitalism, agency and the navigation of marginalities, and feminist and anthropological knowledge practices.

Mary Anglin, Chair Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky and President, Association for Feminist Anthropology
Nandini Gunewardena, Chair Department of Anthropology and International Development Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Ann Kingsolver, Chair Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina
Lynn Bolles Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Karen Brodkin Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
Faye Harrison Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Louise Lamphere Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Mary Moran Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University
Sandi Morgen Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon
Patricia Zavella Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California , Santa Cruz

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