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Gendering Globalization, Globalizing Gender

Postcolonial Perspectives

Edited by Gul Caliskan

A unique collection by leading scholars that explores the interplay of gender and globalization through an intersectional and postcolonial lens.

This insightful volume examines crucial questions, issues, and cases related to gender on a global scale. Drawing on an intersectional, postcolonial framework, the text exposes students to a variety of perspectives on how globalization has affected gender issues, and conversely how gender has informed global issues.

Readership : Gendering Globalization, Globalizing Gender is intended for Gender and Globalization courses out of Sociology and Gender Studies departments at the second- to fourth-year level.


  • "The clear strength of Gendering Globalization, Globalizing Gender is its extraordinary breadth, which reflects the theoretical and methodological sophistication of global gender studies as a field."
    --Kimberly A. Williams, Mount Royal University

  • "Every chapter is rooted in a feminist, queer, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist and Indigenous framework. The contributing scholars/activists write with great knowledge about their subject matter but their passionate commitment to a better world is what really resonates."
    --Mythili Rajiva, University of Ottawa

Note: Every chapter includes:
- Learning Objectives
- Call to Action Box
- Tying it Together
- Discussion Questions
- Annotated suggested Readings
- Annotated multimedia Suggestions
- References
- Notes
Gül Çaliskan (St. Thomas University) and Kayla Preston (Dalhousie University)
Part I: Global Studies, Feminism, and Gender Analysis
1. De-enslave This! "Whose Global Studies Is It Anyways?"
Anna M. Agathangelou (York University)
2. Intersections of Colonialism, Indigeneity, Gender, and Nationalism
Lina Sunseri (Brescia University College)
3. Decolonial Interventions to Queer Necropolitics and Homonationalisms
Gül Çaliskan (St. Thomas University) and Kayla Preston (Dalhousie University), with Ghaida Moussa (York University), Gary Kinsman (Laurentian University), and Amar Wahab (York University)
4. White Lies: Race, Power, and the Future
Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto)
Part II: Gender, Christianity, and Modernity
5. A Transhistorical Perspective on Witch Hunts: An Early Modern Apparatus in a Postcolonial World
Laura Stokes (Stanford University)
6. The Historical Role of Christianity/Theology in Colonialism and its Continuing Influence on Racism, Gender and Othering
Ruth A. Clowater (Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral)
Part III: Gender and Development
7. Indigenous Feminism Perspectives on Environment Justice
Deborah McGregor (York University)
8. A Postcolonial Feminist Critique of Development Studies
Fariba Solati (St. Thomas University)
9. Precarious Lives, Fertile Resistance: Migrant Domestic Workers, Gender, Citizenship, and Well-Being
Denise L. Spitzer (University of Ottawa)
Part IV: Gendering Politics: Militarism, Violence, and Security
10. Globalization, Militarization, and Violence in Latin America
Jasmin Hristov (University of British Columbia-Okanagan)
11. The Capital-State Nexus and its War on Women
Jasmin Hristov (University of British Columbia-Okanagan)
12. Immobilizing Bodies of Surveillance: Anti-Oppressive Feminisms and the Decolonization of Violence
Vanessa Lynn Lovelace (Brandeis University) and Heather M. Turcotte (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
13. Disrupting "Security": Pacification, Accumulation, and Colonialism
Tia Dafnos (University of New Brunswick)
14. Gendered Omissions and Silences in Global Health Security
Colleen O'Manique (Trent University)
Part V: Bodies of Activism
15. Making Black Lives Matter: Race, Resistance, and Global Movements for Black Liberation
Robyn Maynard (University of Toronto)
16. Global Mining and Decolonial Feminist Activism
Tracy Glynn (University of New Brunswick)
17. Forced Sterilization in Times of Sustainable Development
Ana Isla (Brock University)
18. Grannies, Rockers, and Oil Rigs: Mobilizing Age in Intersectional Climate Justice Alliances
May Chazan and Melissa Baldwin (both at Trent University)
19. The Demand: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Black, Indigenous, and Queer of Color Feminisms
Aleyda Marisol Cervantes Gutierrez, Tahlia Natachu, Belina Letesus Seare, Tamara Lea Spira, Mollie Jean West, and Verónica Nelly Vélez (ass at Western Washington University)
Part VI: Narrative as Activism
20. Women Filmmakers of the Arab Diaspora: Transnational Perspectives
May Telmissany (University of Ottawa)
21. Untitled
Clelia O. Rodríguez (University of Toronto)
22. Migrant Slavery and Ralph Goodale-Abdoul
El Jones (Mount St. Vincent University)
23. A Killjoy Manifesto
Sara Ahmed (formerly at Goldsmiths, University of London)

There are no Instructor/Student Resources available at this time.

Gül Çaliskan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Thomas University, specializing in Global Sociology.

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Special Features

  • The first and only text of its kind available, offering students a critical examination of gender and globalization rooted in an intersectional, postcolonial feminist framework.
  • Expert contributors - including leading scholars, activists, and poets from Canada, the US, and around the world-provide students with an authoritative introduction to key issues in gender and globalization.
  • Comprehensive topic coverage - examining issues of environmental justice, Indigenous feminism, historical and contemporary colonial policies, health and wellness, and more - reflects the breadth of the global gender studies field.
  • Call to Action boxes invite students to proactively respond to global issues highlighted in the text and provide suggestions on how to get involved, including names of organizations and events to engage with and ways to bring attention to issues.
  • Student-friendly pedagogy includes learning objectives, discussion questions, and annotated lists of readings and multimedia, as well as Part Introductions and Tying it Together sections that help contextualize chapters within the larger themes of the book.