Global Processes and the Nation State

Global Processes and the Nation State Sex Roles, Vol. 39, Nos. 7/8, 1998 Commentary Kamran Asdar Ali “ ” As the New World Order universalizes paths of development and pro- gress, it also unite s the histories of the poor who struggle to survive in these harsh and changing conditions. To unde rstand these histories we need to ethnographically investigate social processes. The anthropologist Sidne y Mintz (1971), in an article publishe d a quarte r of a century ago, demon- strates how for trading women in West Africa and the Caribbean the proc- ess of modernization and increased commercial competition meant being relegated to low paying jobs and decreasing independence. Hence, it is im- portant to historicize the processes that we all live in. Rather as Emily Martin (1996) argues we need to brutally essentialize the forces of capital that emiserate the poor and restructure public and domestic work. Global scale economic and cultural forces need to be named, their core features identified, and their effects exposed (Martin 1996;75) . The papers in this volume spell out how political, social and economic transformations impact the lives of contemporary Mayan women in Mexico. They collectively provide us a sense of change , dislocation and migration http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Global Processes and the Nation State

Sex Roles , Volume 39 (8) – Oct 6, 2004
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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1018899815741
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Sex Roles, Vol. 39, Nos. 7/8, 1998 Commentary Kamran Asdar Ali “ ” As the New World Order universalizes paths of development and pro- gress, it also unite s the histories of the poor who struggle to survive in these harsh and changing conditions. To unde rstand these histories we need to ethnographically investigate social processes. The anthropologist Sidne y Mintz (1971), in an article publishe d a quarte r of a century ago, demon- strates how for trading women in West Africa and the Caribbean the proc- ess of modernization and increased commercial competition meant being relegated to low paying jobs and decreasing independence. Hence, it is im- portant to historicize the processes that we all live in. Rather as Emily Martin (1996) argues we need to brutally essentialize the forces of capital that emiserate the poor and restructure public and domestic work. Global scale economic and cultural forces need to be named, their core features identified, and their effects exposed (Martin 1996;75) . The papers in this volume spell out how political, social and economic transformations impact the lives of contemporary Mayan women in Mexico. They collectively provide us a sense of change , dislocation and migration

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

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