Women, Globalization and International Trade
Volume 21/22, Nos. 1,4
Spring/Summer 2002


by Peggy Antrobus, Brenda Cranney, Ana Isla, Angela Miles, Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins, Linda Christiansen Ruffman, Nandita Sharma, Shannon Storey, Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp 3

Analysis, Critique and Policy Overview

Globalization: Some Implications and Strategies for Women
by Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Laurell Ritchie, Michelle Swenarchuk, and Leah Vosko 6

Violence of Globalization
by Vandana Shiva 15

Immigrant and Migrant Workers in Canada: Labour Movements, Racism and the Expansion of Globalization
by Nandita Sharma 17

Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women
by Guida Man 26

Reflections on Feminist Policy Research on Gender, Agriculture and Global Trade
by Leonora Angeles 34

Global Justice Activist Detained at Canadian Border
by Starhawk 41

Working and Living: Trade Impacts

Thinking it Through: Women and Work in the New Millennium
by Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong 44

Le travail des femmes à l’heure de la mondialisation néo-libérale
par Andrée Lévesque 51

Atlantic Canadian Coastal Communities and the Fisheries Trade: A Feminist Critique, Revaluation and Revisioning
by Linda Christiansen Ruffman 56

Call Centres in New Brunswick: Maquiladoras of the North?
by Joan McFarland 64

Freedom for Whom? Globalization and Trade from the Standpoint of Garment Workers
by Roxana Ng 74

“Fruits of Injustice”: Women in the Post-nafta Food System
by Deborah Barndt 82

Trafficking in Women and the Feminization of Migration: The Canadian Context
by Annalee Lepp 90

Dans le maquiladoras du Yukatan … “Pour qui a vraiment envie de travailler”
par Marie F. Labreque 100

Caribbean Women in Globalization and Economic Restructuring
by Rosetta Khalideen and Nadira Khalideen 108

Surviving in Zimbabwe: Interviews with Three Grassroots Women Leaders
by Joyce Brown and Gloria Gallant 114

Women’s Path in the Transitional Economy of Russia: From Unpaid Work to Business
by Galina Gvozdeva and Elena Gvozdeva 121

Women and Economic Restructuring in Post-Socialist Ukraine: The Paradoxes of
Constructing a Businesswoman by Svitlana Taraban 124

Activism, Organizing, Resistance

Non à la criminalisation de la dissidence!
par Christine Dandenault 129

Filipino Migrant Workers Amidst Globalization
by Pura Velasco 131

Organizing Strategies and Mediations
by Somer Brodribb 137

Feminism and New Forms of Practice on the Left
by Diana Huet de Guerville 143

A Struggle for Clean Water and Livelihood: Canadian Mining in Costa Rica in the Era of Globalization
by Ana Isla 148

The Bridge at Midnight Trembles: My Story of Quebec City
by Starhawk 155

Making Connections: Women’s Health and the Anti-Globalization Movement
by Jaccqueline J. Kennelly 160

Tear Gas in Utero: Quebec City
by Jenny Foster 165

Subsistence Trade and World Trade: Gendered Class Struggle in Kenya, 1999-2002
by Leigh S. Brownhill and Terisa Turner 169

Alternatives/Visions for the Future

The Gender Dimension to the Search for Social Justice
by Lee-Anne Broadhead 179

Diversity, Local Economies, and Globalization Limits
by Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins 183

Neoliberal Trade Policies in Agriculture and the Destruction of Global Food Security: Who Can Feed the World?
by Shannon Storey 190

A Local Answer to a Global Mess: Women’s Innovations to Secure Their Livelihood
by Seema Kulkarni 196

Resisting Globalization: Women Organic Farmers and Local Food Systems
by Martha McMahon 203

gmos: Globalizing Male Omnipotence
by Helen Forsey 207

Rapport Synthese du Chantier “Femme et Economie”
par Josée Belleau avec Cécile Sabourne 211

Follow the Money
by Mary Beth Raddon 221

Feminists for a Gift Economy: Position Statement for a Peaceful World 226


Globalization and the Domestic Worker by Rosetta Khalideen 17
My Little Brother
by Desi Di Nardo 25
À ma soeur Afghane
par Micheline Mercier 32
by Elizabeth MacKenzie 33
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by Jana Daniels 40
by Katerina Fretwell 40
by Aja McKinney 42
The Ache of a Small Boned Woman
by M. E. Csamer 42
by Spencer De Corneille 55
The Suit
by Kristjana Gunnars 55
La Pelota
by Dorita Kozak 63
Smells Like Curr
y by Tara Alturi 71
by Holly Day 81
Her Body
by Margo Swiss 89
Leite de mel
by Irene Marques 99
Little Red Moccasin
s by Roberta A. McQueen 107
by Aja McKinney 113
My Father
by Shirley Adelman 113
by H. A. Davidson 136
by Aja McKinney 141
Semiotic Double Text
by Renee Norman 142
Floor Pie
by Holly Day 168
Mary’s Hands
by Margo Swiss 177
Waking Nightmare: The Death of a Young Girl
by Lightening by Ronnie R. Brown 218

Book Reviews

Women, Gender and Labour Migration: Historical and Global Perspectives
reviewed by Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp 228

Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances
reveiwed by Diana Huet de Guerville 229

Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State
reveiwed by Kristin Burnett 230

Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain’s Fascist Movement, 1923-1945
reveiwed by Eva C. Karpinski 231

The Feminine Gaze and Telling Tales: Essays in Western Women’s History
reveiwed by Clara Thomas 233

Les femmes et la guerre reveiwed
by Jeanne Maranda 234

Front Cover
Sheena Singh, “Corn,” pastel on paper, 6.5" x 11", 2001.

Back Cover
Sheena Singh, “Giant Turtle,” acrylic on paper, 11" x 14", 2000.

Sheena Singh has been living her life on a broad canvas. She immigrated to
the United States from India at the age of 20, and has made Toronto her home
for the past 13 years. She is an artist who has used her gift of art by
publishing the Multicultural Calendar through her non-profit company,
Creative Cultural Communications. Her unique and universal themes impress
the message that the essence of all human beings is the same. During the
summer months she works as a Past Lives Therapist having completed her
Masters in Counselling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los