Gender Identities in a Globalized World

Prometheus Books

Impact of globalization on gender identities, and the potential for global masculinities and feminisms, as well as the implications that these might have on the local level.

Gender Identities in a Globalized World

Ana Marta Gonzalez and Victor Seidler (eds.), Gender Identities in a Globalized World, Prometheus Books, 2008, 340pp.

The book is a result of Gender Identities in a Globalized World STI Experts Meeting. The project is part of an ongoing research project into the subject of globalization by the Culture and Lifestyles branch of the Social Trends Institute. Copies are available for review.  You can request one at info@socialtrendsinstitute.org. Buy it from Prometheus Books.

This is what the publisher has to say about the volume:

  • This cross-disciplinary collection of essays focuses on gender from multiple perspectives, touching on a variety of aspects that range from specific tendencies, such as fashion, to general trends connected to globalization, human dignity, and world migration. The main themes include human rights, political economy, cultural diversity, democracy, immigration, dignity, care, and shifts in hegemonic male models of societies.

  • The volume differs from others published on gender as it focuses on the impact of globalization on gender identities, and examines the potential for global masculinities and feminisms, as well as the implications that these might have on the local level. The multidisciplinary approach allows for analysis of the topic from several different points of view and methodologies.

  • The pioneering studies in this unique volume will be of great interest to sociologists, feminists, philosophers, and scholars and students of gender identity and globalization trends.

Editors and Contributors

Editors:
Ana Marta González (University of Navarra) and Victor Seidler (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Contributors:

Carol C. Gould (Temple University)
Christine Beasley (University of Adelaide)
Michael S. Kimmel (SUNY-Stony Brook)
Emanuela Mora (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Melissa Moschella (Princeton University)
Lucia Ruggerone (Università della Valle d'Aosta)
Shelley Wilcox (San Francisco State University)
Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London)