Women, Globalization and International Trade


Spring / Summer 2002

Volume: 21, 22

Number: 1, 4

Table of Contents

by Peggy Antrobus, Brenda Cranney, Ana Isla, Angela Miles, Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins, Linda Christiansen Ruffman, Nandita Sharma, Shannon Storey, Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp

Analysis, Critique and Policy Overview

Globalization: Some Implications and Strategies for Women
by Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Laurell Ritchie, Michelle Swenarchuk, and Leah Vosko 

Violence of Globalization
by Vandana Shiva

Immigrant and Migrant Workers in Canada: Labour Movements, Racism and the Expansion of Globalization
by Nandita Sharma

Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women
by Guida Man

Reflections on Feminist Policy Research on Gender, Agriculture and Global Trade
by Leonora Angeles

Global Justice Activist Detained at Canadian Border
by Starhawk

Working and Living: Trade Impacts

Thinking it Through: Women and Work in the New Millennium
by Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong

Le travail des femmes à l’heure de la mondialisation néo-libérale
par Andrée Lévesque

Atlantic Canadian Coastal Communities and the Fisheries Trade: A Feminist Critique, Revaluation and Revisioning
by Linda Christiansen Ruffman

Call Centres in New Brunswick: Maquiladoras of the North?
by Joan McFarland

Freedom for Whom? Globalization and Trade from the Standpoint of Garment Workers
by Roxana Ng

“Fruits of Injustice”: Women in the Post-nafta Food System
by Deborah Barndt

Trafficking in Women and the Feminization of Migration: The Canadian Context
by Annalee Lepp

Dans le maquiladoras du Yukatan … “Pour qui a vraiment envie de travailler”
par Marie F. Labreque

Caribbean Women in Globalization and Economic Restructuring
by Rosetta Khalideen and Nadira Khalideen

Surviving in Zimbabwe: Interviews with Three Grassroots Women Leaders
by Joyce Brown and Gloria Gallant

Women’s Path in the Transitional Economy of Russia: From Unpaid Work to Business
by Galina Gvozdeva and Elena Gvozdeva

Women and Economic Restructuring in Post-Socialist Ukraine: The Paradoxes of
Constructing a Businesswoman by Svitlana Taraban

Activism, Organizing, Resistance

Non à la criminalisation de la dissidence!
par Christine Dandenault

Filipino Migrant Workers Amidst Globalization
by Pura Velasco

Organizing Strategies and Mediations
by Somer Brodribb

Feminism and New Forms of Practice on the Left
by Diana Huet de Guerville

A Struggle for Clean Water and Livelihood: Canadian Mining in Costa Rica in the Era of Globalization
by Ana Isla

The Bridge at Midnight Trembles: My Story of Quebec City
by Starhawk 

Making Connections: Women’s Health and the Anti-Globalization Movement
by Jaccqueline J. Kennelly

Tear Gas in Utero: Quebec City
by Jenny Foster

Subsistence Trade and World Trade: Gendered Class Struggle in Kenya, 1999-2002
by Leigh S. Brownhill and Terisa Turner

Alternatives/Visions for the Future

The Gender Dimension to the Search for Social Justice
by Lee-Anne Broadhead

Diversity, Local Economies, and Globalization Limits
by Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins

Neoliberal Trade Policies in Agriculture and the Destruction of Global Food Security: Who Can Feed the World?
by Shannon Storey

A Local Answer to a Global Mess: Women’s Innovations to Secure Their Livelihood
by Seema Kulkarni

Resisting Globalization: Women Organic Farmers and Local Food Systems
by Martha McMahon

gmos: Globalizing Male Omnipotence
by Helen Forsey

Rapport Synthese du Chantier “Femme et Economie”
par Josée Belleau avec Cécile Sabourne

Follow the Money
by Mary Beth Raddon

Feminists for a Gift Economy: Position Statement for a Peaceful World


Globalization and the Domestic Worker by Rosetta Khalideen
My Little Brother by Desi Di Nardo
À ma soeur Afghane par Micheline Mercier
Approval by Elizabeth MacKenzie
back to source by Jana Daniels
Madness by Katerina Fretwell
Untitled by Aja McKinney
The Ache of a Small Boned Woman by M. E. Csamer
Sick by Spencer De Corneille
The Suit by Kristjana Gunnars
La Pelota by Dorita Kozak
Smells Like Curry by Tara Alturi
Nothing by Holly Day
Her Body by Margo Swiss
Leite de mel by Irene Marques
Little Red Moccasins by Roberta A. McQueen
Untitled by Aja McKinney
My Father by Shirley Adelman
Cartwheel by H. A. Davidson
Untitled by Aja McKinney
Semiotic Double Text by Renee Norman
Floor Pie by Holly Day
Mary’s Hands by Margo Swiss
Waking Nightmare: The Death of a Young Girl by Lightening by Ronnie R. Brown

Book Reviews

Women, Gender and Labour Migration: Historical and Global Perspectives
reviewed by Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp

Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances
reviewed by Diana Huet de Guerville

Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State
reviewed by Kristin Burnett

Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain’s Fascist Movement, 1923-1945
reviewed by Eva C. Karpinski

The Feminine Gaze and Telling Tales: Essays in Western Women’s History
reviewed by Clara Thomas

Les femmes et la guerre
reviewed by Jeanne Maranda


About the Artwork

Front Cover
Sheena Singh, “Corn,” pastel on paper, 6.5″ x 11″, 2001.

Back Cover
Sheena Singh, “Giant Turtle,” acrylic on paper, 11″ x 14″, 2000.

Sheena Singh has been living her life on a broad canvas. She immigrated to
the United States from India at the age of 20, and has made Toronto her home
for the past 13 years. She is an artist who has used her gift of art by
publishing the Multicultural Calendar through her non-profit company,
Creative Cultural Communications. Her unique and universal themes impress
the message that the essence of all human beings is the same. During the
summer months she works as a Past Lives Therapist having completed her
Masters in Counselling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los


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