WGS 213: Sex Workers, Nannies and Maids
Investigation of women's experiences of globalization and migration patterns. This course will engage in feminist analysis of the multiple ways women's labor is crucial to the global economy, yet often women's labor is exploited in global assembly lines, domestic labor, global care chains, and sex tourism and human trafficking. We will examine the feminization of poverty, militarism and environmental degradation and analyze globalization's negative effects for women. A cross-cultural feminist analysis of women's reactions and political resistance to globalizing forces is adopted and presented through case studies of women's activism in Thailand, Peru, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Lebanon, France and Philippines.