Author: Thanh-Dam Truong
Translator(s)/ Edito: Thanh-Dam Truong/Saskia Wieringa/Amrita Chachi
Publisher: Kali/Women Unlimited
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188965251
This book engages with current debates on human security, offering a variety of feminist perspectives on the gender reconfigurations of the state, power/knowledge systems, sexuality, care, labour and the implications of globalisation for people's quotidian security. A key thematic area concerns the intersection between gender--as a domain of power-- and human security as a new policy framework.
The contributions in this book present an integration of a feminist materialist analysis of gender relations with a feminist post-modern approach to gender representation and cultural construction. A combination of the two approaches links culture with politics and economics, and integrates analysis of class, ethnicity and other dimensions of gender identity.
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
THANH-DAM TRUONG, Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, is one of the first scholars to have provided an academic analysis of the problem of sex tourism.
SASKIA WIERINGA is Director of the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women’s Movement in Amsterdam. She ahs written and edited 14 books, including two books of fiction, and numerous scholarly articles.
AMRITA CHHACCHI, Senor Lecturer, Women, Gender and Development, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, has published extensively on gender, labour and globalization and citizenship, identity politics and conflict in South Asia.
INTRODUCTION: gender questions in the human security framework
Thanh-Dam Truong, Saskia Wieringa and Amrita Chhachhi.
PART I: HUMAN SECURITY, GENDER AND THE BODY:
1. Gendering transitional justice: experiences of women in Sri Lanka and Timor Leste in seeking affirmation and rights
2. Reproductive rights and gender justice in the neo-conservative shadow
3. Gender power dynamics in Jamaica's Ghetto trap: Southside
Imani M Tafari-Ama.
4. The new regulation of prostitution in the Netherlands
PART II: HUMAN SECURITY, WORK AND CARE:
5. Combating trafficking in women and children: a gender and human rights framework
6. The politics and culture of care: some issues in the Netherlands
7. The globalisation of domestic care services
8. From state duty to women's virtue: care under liberalisation in Vietnam
PART III: HUMAN SECURITY: PROSPECTS FOR FEMINIST ENGAGEMENTS:
9. Globalisation, social movements and feminism: coming together at the World Social Forum
10. Measuring women's empowerment: developing a global tool
11. Eroding citizenship: gender, labour and liberalisation in India
12. The plasticity of gender in social policy formation
13. Engendering science and interdisciplinary environmental research for environmental security: the case of the Nariva swamp