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Incomplete Revolutions: Gendered Participation in Productive and Reproductive Labor in Mozambique and Nicaragua

“We realized that women are not just important at the family level but also in the economic area. Women are present in the economy. They make a contribution to the wealth of the nation and to the GNP.” — Sonia … Continue reading

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Peculiar Relations: White Identity and Imaginative Literature

“Racism is taking the place of pornography.” — Jim Goad (James, 208) In the 1990s a new theory of race came from the U.S. academy. It posited race as a social construction. The theory argues that race is both a … Continue reading

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Impressions of North Korea

Having heard so many negative things from the western media about North Korea, I approached my trip to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) with great misgivings. What could I learn in this “Stalinist theme park”-as the BBC called … Continue reading

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Global Women’s Movements at a Crossroads: Seeking Definition, New Alliances and Greater Impact

In a circle under the trees at the dismantled women’s tent at the close of the January 2003 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, some 30 feminist leaders representing regional and international networks from around the world gathered to … Continue reading

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Religious Fundamentalism, Community Disintegration and Violence Against Women: All Issues Are Women’s Issues

This paper discusses some of the issues that women’s movements and feminist scholarship have had to grapple with over the last three decades. I also discuss some of the many underlying factors that have impinged on feminist activism and have … Continue reading

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The Gendered Effects of the Reregulation of the Swedish Welfare State

For decades the Swedish Model was taken as the model of welfare state capitalism. This model, based on a commitment to full employment, centralized wage bargaining, and the principle of universalism, raised Sweden to the position of leader in welfare … Continue reading

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Toward a Critique of Normative Justice: Human Rights and the Rule of Law*

Along with critical legal theorist Roberto Mangabeira Unger and others, this essay argues that the institutional and imaginative orders of U.S. society are limited by the legal apparatuses in ways that make social justice difficult to achieve. The very legal … Continue reading

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Getting Our Act Together: Gender, Globalization, and the State

There is general agreement on the Left that ‘globalization’ is causing devastating consequences including rising inequality, poverty, polarization, and militarization. There is equal agreement that globalization poses a strategic dilemma to those interested in a progressive and socially just alternative … Continue reading

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Connecting Marx and Feminism in the Era of Globalization: A Preliminary Investigation

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relevance of some of Marx’s methodological insights for thinking about feminist issues and politics in the context of globalization. In the short space available here, I want to set down some … Continue reading

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The Massacre in Miami

With photographs by Diane Greene Lent  Miami is not Seattle. Both cities are beacons of the future, yet they light the way on different economic paths. Seattle, the Emerald City, the city of the new economy, high expectations, high technology … Continue reading

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