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How does the gender lens alter our vision of conventional accounts of globalisation and move us to more complex understandings of global restructuring? How does gender affect global restructuring and vice versa? What are the gendered effects of certain aspects of globalisation on women's lives in the rest of the world? How are gendered ideologies and relations changing in different national and regional contexts? These and many other questions are thoroughly analysed in this pioneering study.
Taking us beyond the narrow limits of conventional approaches to globalisation, this book reveals the complexities and contradictions inherent in global restructuring. Restructuring does not just relate to the material but also relates to identity and geography. Gender blind analyses have previously ignored the differing national and regional contexts of restructuring states, markets, civil society as well as in the household, profoundly affecting the daily lives of men and women.