Challenging the neglect of feminism in accounts of the global justice movement, this book explores the origins, ideas, and practices of what Catherine Eschle and Bice Maiguashca term "feminist antiglobalization activism." Drawing on fieldwork undertaken at the World Social Forum, the authors argue that feminists constitute a distinct, if diverse, sector of the global justice movement. Taking feminism seriously, the authors conclude, points us toward a richer and more theoretically nuanced understanding of the global justice movement and its struggle to create other possible worlds. Their book thus offers vital insights not only for feminists but also for all those interested in contemporary social movements and in global governance and resistance.
Catherine Eschle is a senior lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Bice Maiguashca is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter.
Introduction: Making Feminist Sense of the Global Justice Movement Chapter 1: Constructing Feminist Antiglobalization Activism Chapter 2: Skeleton Woman at the World Social Forum: Feminist Struggles for Visibility, Voice and Influence, 2001-2005 Chapter 3: Feminist Encounters at the World Social Forum 2003-2005: Uncovering Diversity and Situating Knowledge Chapter 4: Mapping Feminist Antiglobalization Activism Chapter 5: Uncovering Origins: Past and Present Sources of Agency for Feminist Antiglobalization Activism Chapter 6: Naming the Enemy: Feminist Antiglobalization Activists Confront Oppression Chapter 7: Imagining Other Worlds: The Utopian Dimension of Feminist Antiglobalization Activism Chapter 8: Collective Action: The Political Practices of Feminist Antiglobalization Activists Chapter 9: Forging Solidarity: Mobilizing Identities in Feminist Antiglobalization Activism Conclusion: Rethinking the Global Justice Movement