Globalization is the process of globalizing masculine politics through armed conflict and economic intervention



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Globalization is the process of globalizing masculine politics through armed conflict and economic intervention.


Chow ’03 (Esther Ngan-ling, Prof. @ American Univ. “Gender Matters: Studying Globalization and Social Change in the 21st Century,” International Sociology 18:3)
Michael Kimmel (2002) points out that the underlying logics of globalization in capitalist production, market rationality, trade liberalization, privatization, transnational corporations (TNCs) and modernity are themselves gendered, organized discourses, processes and institutional arrangements that create and perpetuate power relationships between men and women in society. In fact, Connell (2001) argues that globalization is the manifestation of globalizing masculinities historically in terms of conquests, settlements, imperial empires and postcolonialization. Recent US war involvement with Iraq offers a contemporary example to examine how global and local masculinities, politics, economic interests and military might play out and erupt into armed conflicts. Gender is thus a critical dimension that must be factored into discussion of globalization and examined for how it creates differential opportunities, challenges, risks and dilemmas for women and men and how, in turn, it modifies the process of social change

Increased globalization between the US and Latin America produces poverty, sex trafficking, economic marginalization and labor exploitation based on gender oppression. Women's oppression is what subsidizes and makes economic liberalization possible.





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