Gendered contexts and globalization in south Asia

Murray, Peter A. (2013) Gendered contexts and globalization in south Asia. In: Globalization, change and learning in south Asia. Chandos Asian Studies (54). Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 19-37. ISBN 978-0-85709-464-3

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This chapter examines the effects on gender of globalisation and society in South Asia countries mainly Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Global pressures for change have produced isomorphic effects on women in ways that perpetuate more of the same patriarchal practices disempowering women. The chapter focuses mainly on women in community since this represents the great majority of disempowered agency. The chapter outlines the influences of globalisation on gender, global expectations and a relational approach to examine gendered roles. The potential of socially mobile groups is discussed including how institutional isomorphism places gender advancements within the context of societal norms versus learning and change in emerging industries.

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Additional Information: © The editors and contributors, 2013. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 04:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 05:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; patriarchal society; isomorphism; globalisation; status of women
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-85709-464-3.50002-7

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