CFP: Women, Development, and Global Capitalism (2/21/05; collection)

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Due Date: February 21, 2005
Page #: 25-30

Women, Development, and Global Capitalism Reader

As concerns about globalizing the curriculum permeate discussions of
feminist scholarship and women's studies, certain knowledge remains out of
the mainstream discourse(s) about women's lives. This reader hopes to draw
from primarily the social sciences as well as the humanities (including
studies of art, poetry, music) to discuss the ways in which women are
confronting global capitalism, engendering the development process, and
pointing to grassroots indigenous feminist responses to scarcity and
oppression world wide. Within this framework essays dealing with often
ignored or undertheorized communities are of particular importance.

Proposed essays should be thoroughly grounded in feminist, critical race,
and queer theories among others. They should state both their methods and
the importance of their study to the larger issue of women's studies clearly
and succinctly. Finally essays that highlight the creative ways (starting
their own businesses, banding together to confront issues, artistic
expression, etc.) women confront global capitalism are of particular
interest. As are those articles which put women's own words and/or artistic
expression at the forefront.

Trafficking (sex, drug, etc.) and women's roles
Water rights
Land Tenure
Art collectives (recovery art, film makers taking back ethnographic voice,
Disability rights
HIV pandemic
Sex Work
Human Rights
Grassroots organizing (women's rights broadly defined, lesbian and
bi-women's rights, transsexual rights, etc)
Publishing (feminist zines, self-published tracts, etc.)
Reproductive Rights and/or uses and abuses of NRTs
Violence against women (domestic, sexual, military or government initiated,
legal, etc.)
Community based coops, child care, micro-lending, etc.
Marriage and/or partner benefits
Small enterprise
Education for girls (including but not limited to sex ed)
Migration (rural to urban, urban to urban, out-migration, internal
Imagined and/or Diasporic Communities
Music as critical voice for women (rap music - in Cuba or Brazil,
reclamation of traditional musical forms, hybrid forms, etc.)
Class consciousness, conflict, coalition
Environmental degradation
Work (house work, domestic labor, service, corporate, etc.)

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