Lesson Notes: Structure of Social Institutions - Globalizations

  • We have class on Thursday! You'll get a chance to show off your work, speak a couple of minutes about your work, etc. (not optional)
  • Your final projects are due: Tuesday, May 21, 7pm (when your final exam is normally scheduled)
  • If you make some kind of post about your final project, please give your post the label "Final Project Post"
Today's questions:
  1. Is globalization bad for women? Explain.
  2. Does "globalization" include free movements of people?
  3. How is the position of women workers of the global south similar to a women's positions/status and work in western industrialized countries?
  4. "Post-feminists"?
  5. Slut shaming?

  • Okin, Susan Moller. "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?"Boston Review (1999)
  • Abu-Lughod, Lila. "Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others." pp. 527-535.
  • Enloe, Cynthia. "The Globetrotting Sneaker." pp. 512-516. 
  • Hochschild, Arlie Russell. "Love and Gold." In Global Women: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy. Edited by Barbara Ehrenreich, and Arlie Russell Hochschild. New York, NY: Metropolitan Books, 2003. ISBN: 9780805069952. 
Where do we go from here?
One of the central issues throughout the course has been the centrality of power-- specifically, the power to define peoples and individuals as different and "other" based on normative definitions of gender. We have turned this around by maintaining an intersectionist standpoint that includes race/ethnicity, class, and gender.

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