Gender, Law and Justice in a Global Market by Ann StewartGender, Law and Justice in a Global Market by Ann Stewart

Gender, Law and Justice in a Global Market

byAnn Stewart

Paperback | October 17, 2011

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Theories of gender justice in the twenty-first century must engage with global economic and social processes. Using concepts from economic analysis associated with global commodity chains and feminist ethics of care, Ann Stewart considers the way in which 'gender contracts' relating to work and care contribute to gender inequalities worldwide. She explores how economies in the global north stimulate desires and create deficits in care and belonging which are met through transnational movements and traces the way in which transnational economic processes, discourses of rights and care create relationships between global south and north. African women produce fruit and flowers for European consumption; body workers migrate to meet deficits in 'affect' through provision of care and sex; British-Asian families seek belonging through transnational marriages.
Title:Gender, Law and Justice in a Global MarketFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.71 inPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521746531

ISBN - 13:9780521746533


Table of Contents

Introduction: living in a global north consumer society: a contextual vignette; 1. Constructing relationships in a global economy; 2. Globalising feminist legal theory; 3. State, market and family in a global north consumer society; 4. Gender justice in Africa: politics of culture or culture of economics?; 5. From anonymity to attribution: producing food in a global value chain; 6. Constructing body work; 7. Global body markets; 8. Constructing south Asian womanhood through law; 9. Trading and contesting belonging in multicultural Britain; Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

'This elegant and profound work - emerging out of a lifetime of scholarly and solidarity engagement - exemplifies many a virtue of what Max Horkheimer named once named as 'interdisciplinary materialism'. Foregrounding the global social (re)production of women's vulnerabilities via the frameworks of global 'commodity' and 'care' chains stands accompanied by a steadfast, though anxious, normative concern with the ethics of care, justice and human rights. This book enlarges our horizons of critical understanding. It takes women's human sufferings and rights seriously to map a new agendum of transformative politics, by women-in-struggle and the practitioners of 'feminist' theory, that may yet convert historic 'constraints' into future 'opportunities' for collective social action. Ann Stewart writes with dazzling clarity - an inestimable resource for communicative solidarity surcharged with an ethical responsibility for making the world better than one finds it.' Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Warwick and University of Delhi