The Gendered Time Politics of Globalization: Of Shadowlands and Elusive Justice

Author(s): Adam, Barbara

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Abstract This paper seeks to bring a time perspective to the discourses of globalization & development. It first connects prominent recent gender-neutral discourses of globalization with highly gendered analyses of development, bringing together institutional-structural analyses with contextual & experiential data. It places alongside each other 'First World' perspectives & analyses of the changing conditions of people in the 'developing' world who are at the receiving end of globalized markets, & the international politics of aid. To date, neither of these fields of expertise has made explicit the underpinning time politics of globalization. Naturalized as status quo & global norm these temporal relations form the deep structure of globalization & its neocolonialist agenda. The paper uses feminist epistemology to explicate the taken-for-granted time politics of globalization & time-based ontology to render visible the gender politics of globalization. The combined conceptual force makes connections where few exist at present, maps complex processes & traces naturalized relations. It offers not a new or better theory of.but an approach to globalization that makes transparent hitherto opaque relations of power & it identifies openings for change, resistance, & alternative political practice. 115 References. Adapted from the source document.
Publication Title Feminist Review
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 01/2002
URIs http://www.jstor.org/stable/1395967
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Keywords Analysis
Commodification
Control and colonization
ECONOMY
Economic Development
Feminist aspects
Feminist criticism
Feminist literary criticism
Feminist perspectives
Foreign Aid
Gender
Gender aspects
Globalization
International Economic Organizations
North and South
Politics
Power
Power relationships
Relationship
Sex
Social Development
Time
Time perspectives
Time politics and time creation
WOMEN'S STUDIES
WORK
article
commodification
control and colonization
gender
globalization
time politics and time creation
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