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By V. Spi Peterson

ISBN-10: 0415314399

ISBN-13: 9780415314398

Relocating past a slim definition of economics, this pioneering publication advances our wisdom of world political economic climate and the way we would severely reply to it.V. Spike Peterson sincerely exhibits how key gains of the worldwide economic system more and more ascertain daily lives around the world. the 1st is explosive development in monetary markets that form enterprise decision-making and public policy-making, and the second one is dramatic progress in casual and versatile paintings preparations that form income-generation and family members wellness. those advancements, notwithstanding well known, are hardly ever analyzed as inextricable and interacting dimensions of globalization. utilizing a brand new theoretical version, Peterson demonstrates the interdependence of reproductive, efficient and digital economies and analyzes inequalities of race, gender, classification and state as structural gains of neoliberal globalization. providing a methodologically plural, cross-disciplinary and well-documented account of globalization, the writer integrates marginalized and disparate beneficial properties of globalization to supply an obtainable narrative from a postcolonial feminist vantage aspect.

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But contestations of theory and practice that are specific to recent feminisms have, I believe, also generated the most incisive and inclusive analyses of oppression available at the current moment. Hence, I advocate a feminist orientation not only to elevate the visibility of gender as an analytical and structural feature of social relations, but also to apply advances in feminist theory to the analysis of power and interconnected hierarchies. The book attempts a more inclusive and holistic analysis that especially illuminates features of globalization that are missing or underdeveloped in existing accounts.

This insight is an underlying premise of the present study and crucial to understanding its claims and analyses. ” Its transformative potential lies in subverting all hierarchies that rely on denigration of “the feminine” to naturalize domination. Attention to gender as an analytical category throughout the book and inclusion of the reproductive economy confirm that feminism is key to both a holistic and a critical analysis of social relations. Context and objectives 15 To forestall misunderstanding, I am specifically not arguing for the primacy of “women’s oppression” or the reduction of class and race to sex/gender relations.

2 Theory matters We need a revamped materialism that will allow us to see the virtual realities of the globe. (Eisenstein 1998, 11) In the preceding chapter I argued that prevailing accounts are analytically inadequate and politically problematic. A critical rewriting of global political economy therefore requires a critical rethinking of conventional theory. The purpose of this chapter is to clarify and substantiate these claims, primarily by reviewing the existing theoretical literature and assessing its strengths and limitations.

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