Strategic Instantiations of Gendering in the Global Economy

Saskia Sassen

in Gender and U.S. Immigration

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520225619
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929869 | DOI:
Strategic Instantiations of Gendering in the Global Economy

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This chapter takes the analysis of gender to a whole new level. The author suggests that a new “counter-geography of globalization” is ongoing, which is partly constituted by the unauthorized and cross-national movements of women. The first section presents a conceptualization of alternative circuits and places them within the global economic system. The second section tries to ground the theorized circuits in the empirical conditions found in developing countries that are connected to economic globalization. The chapter ends with an interpretation of a combination of several conditions as the feminizing of survival for a range of illegal traffickers and a growing share of households, as well as the feminizing of certain forms of government revenue enhancement.

Keywords: gender analysis; women movements; alternative circuits; economic system; theorized circuits; economic globalization; feminizing

Chapter.  8150 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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