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Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.
Making Globalization Work for Women explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women in a global context. Looking at labor policies and interviews with people in unions and nongovernmental organizations, the essays diagnose the problems faced by women workers across the world and assess the progress that unions in various countries have made in responding to those problems. Some concerns addressed include the masculine culture of many unions and the challenges of female leadership within them, laissez-faire governance, and the limited success of organizations working on these issues globally. Making Globalization Work for Women brings together in a synthetic and fruitful conversation the work and ideas of feminists, unions, NGOs, and other human rights workers.
“Making Globalization Work for Women is an illuminating, timely, and original collaboration among three prominent scholars that fills an important and missing niche in studies of transnational activism, global employment policy, and women’s work.” — Dorothy Sue Cobble, author of The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America
Valentine M. Moghadam is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Director of Women’s Studies at Purdue University. Her previous books include the award-winning Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks, which received the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on Women and Politics 2006. Suzanne Franzway is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and Portfolio Leader for Research Education at the University of South Australia. Her previous books include (with Dianne Court and R.W. Connell) Staking a Claim: Feminism, Bureaucracy and the State and Sexual Politics and Greedy Institutions: Union Women, Commitments and Conflicts in Public and Private. Mary Margaret Fonow is Professor and Head of Faculty of Women and Gender Studies and Director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her previous books include (with Suzanne Franzway) Making Feminist Politics: Transnational Alliances between Women and Labor and Union Women: Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
1. Introduction and Overview: Globalization and Women’s Social Rights Mary Margaret Fonow, Suzanne Franzway, and Valentine M. Moghadam
PART I. WOMEN, WORK, AND SOCIAL/ECONOMIC RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
2. Toward Economic Citizenship: The Middle East and North Africa Valentine M. Moghadam
3. Promoting the Social Rights of Working Women: The Case of Palestinian Women in Israel Michal Schwartz
4. Tunisia: Women’s Economic Citizenship and Trade Union Participation Hafidha Chékir and Khédija Arafoui
5. Gendered Economic Rights and Trade Unionism: The Case of Argentina Graciela di Marco
6. Can a Focus on Survival and Health as Social/Economic Rights Help Some of the World’s Most Imperiled Women in a Globalized World? Cases from Ecuador, Ukraine, and Laos Rae Lesser Blumberg and Andres Wilfrido Salazar-Paredes
PART II. REPORTS FROM THE FIELD: TRADE UNION AND MULTILATERAL PERSPECTIVES
7. The ILO, Gender Equality, and Trade Unions Shauna Olney
8. Women’s Rights and Leadership: A Central Trade Union Agenda Jo Morris
9. Achieving Equality Through Quality: Public Services and the Role of Public-Sector Trade Unions Nora Wintour
10. The Role of Unions in the Promotion of Gender Equality in France Pascale Coton
PART III. WHERE NEXT FOR FEMINISM AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT?
11. Trade Unions, Collective Agency, and the Struggle for Women’s Equality: Expanding the Political Empowerment Measure Linda Briskin
12. Women’s Leadership in the South African Labor Movement Neva Seidman Makgetla
13. Women-Only Unions and Women Union Leaders in Japan Kaye Broadbent
14. Demanding Their Rights: LGBT Transnational Labor Activism Suzanne Franzway and Mary Margaret Fonow
15. Ne’er the Twain Shall Meet? Reflections on the Future of Feminism and Unionism Jennifer Curtin