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EDITORIAL
A governance of marketability over a governance of care
by Raijeli Nicole

Trade in Mass Media Services: Another case of contending public and private space
by Marina Fe B. Durano

Instrumentalising the Women's Agenda for Trade Liberalisation
by International Gender and Trade Network

Thailand's Working Class Women
by Sarah Dotson

COMMUNITY AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA
Local Actors in Global Politics
by Saskia Sassen

Mapping an Ignored Agenda: Internet Governance at the WSIS
by Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet Singh

 

ONE ON ONE
Mariama Williams on feminists engaging in trade advocacy
by Raijeli Nicole & Tesa de Vela

TALKING POINTS
Informal Women Workers in an Age of Globalisation

by DL Doane

Challenges to economomic fundamentalism: Venezuelan Women and the "Bolivarian Revolution"
by Reihana Mohideen

WE'VE GOT MALE
The Narrative of Homo Economicus

by Marvic MVF Leonen

FILM REVIEW
Reclaiming the state: of DAWN's Marketisation of Governance: Critical Feminist Perspectives from the South

by Lani Villanueva

BOOK REVIEW
Amy Chua's World on Fire
by Anna M. Dinglasan

Women in Action 2:2005 MARKET FUNDAMENTALISM

On the cover: The glaring irony of today’s globalised world stares us everyday. A McDonald’s sign towering shabby shanties at the very heart of the metropolis. A Coca-Cola sign hanging over the local neighborhood store even in the most far-flung rural area. The landscape in most urban centres in the global South has been transformed into an everyday advertisement for the products of companies of the global North. The starking image of life that most people have now grown accustomed to—made to believe that this is how things are and should be—is a life devoted to money. We ask, “What is fundamental to life in today’s world?” The answer appears to be, “the market.”

Cover Art: Jim Marpa

Women In Action covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, but focusing on the particular needs and concerns of women in the Global South, and forwarding a progressive perspective tempered by the experiences of the third world women's movements.
 
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