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The gendered time politics of globalisation: Of shadowlands and elusive justice

Adam, Barbara Elisabeth 2002. The gendered time politics of globalisation: Of shadowlands and elusive justice. Feminist Review 70 (1) , pp. 3-29. 10.1057/palgrave/fr/9400001

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This paper seeks to bring a time perspective to the discourses of globalization and development. It first connects prominent recent gender-neutral discourses of globalization with highly gendered analyses of development, bringing together institutional-structural analyses with contextual and experiential data. It places alongside each other 'First World' perspectives and analyses of the changing conditions of people in the 'developing' world who are at the receiving end of globalized markets, and 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 and global norm these temporal relations form the deep structure of globalization and its neo-colonialist agenda. The paper uses feminist epistemology to explicate the taken-for-granted time politics of globalization and 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 and 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 and it identifies openings for change, resistance and alternative political practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 0141-7789
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:49

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