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Women and Inequality in a Changing World :, Exploring New Paradigms for Peace, Hoda Mahmoudi, Jane L. Parpart, Kate Seaman, editor

"Women and Inequality in a Changing World explores the obstacles women continue to face to their equal participation in all areas of daily life - political, social, and economic - which persist despite the growth in the education of girls, large scale social movements, and political waves. The volume widens and deepens understanding of women in relation to the inequalities they face, based not only on gender, but also on race, class, religion, and more. It also highlights the progress that women have made, and how this progress contributes to the creation of more peaceful and prosperous societies. This interdisciplinary book brings together leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe to provide a wide range of perspectives and experiences, examine crucial questions, and offer new ideas and innovative solutions to increasing the role of women moving forward. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of gender studies, women's studies, and political science, as well as practitioners working at the intersection of women and global issues. The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license"-- Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction: Women and Inequality in a Changing World: Exploring New Paradigms for Peace Section One: Transformation, Intervention, and Disruption, Before and Now -- 1. Historical Antecedents: African American Women's Enduring Commitment to an Intersectional Peace -- 2. Chicanas and Latinas in the Academic Borderlands: Resistance, Empowerment, and Agency -- 3. Interrogating the Image of the '21st Century Woman' Section Two: Activating Rights and Securing Institutional Equality -- 4. Does Corporate Social Responsibility Matter to Gender Inequality During Times of Crisis? -- 5. The Untapped Potential of the Human Security Paradigm for Indian Women Construction Workers: The Gender, Agency, Human Security Nexus -- 6. What Blocks Equality for Women? Recollections from a Feminist Life Section Three: Challenging Boundaries, Subverting Expectations, and Emphasizing Potential -- 7. Shifting Perceptions of Women in the World: The Implications of Place, Space, and Time -- 8. Exploring the Power of Silence, Voice and the In-between in a Troubled World -- 9. Paradise Lost, Paradigm Found? Revisiting Assumptions for a New Paradigm for Women in the World -- Conclusion: Women and the Potential for New Paradigms for Peace
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (216 pages).
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