Chapter three of Van Hollen discusses the cimantam ceremonies as celebrated in Tamil
Nadu. Cimantams take place during the womens first pregnancy, in preparation for her first
delivery. The primary functions of the ritual are to satisfy the pregnant women
Indias tradition is a living tradition. We can say this because Indian traditions
pervade Indian society even today. Certain religious rituals and cultural festivals have
been carried on from generation to generation in a manner that is unique to India be
The Bhakti movement spanned from about 800 to 1700 A.D. in medieval India.
The word bhakti is derived from Bhakta meaning to serve, honor, revere, love and
adore. Moreover, it is attachment or fervent devotion to God and is defined as "that
Naples addresses the issue of location and how this effects globalization.
Moreover, Naples discusses the contradictory politics of location and neoliberalism as they constrain womens effectiveness as international political actors
(268). She stresses tha
In chapter three, Young describes globalization in the context of our world today.
One important aspect of globalization that Young touches on is the process of creating a
timeless time(28). This process has changed the way globalization has taken shape a
In chapter four, Fall breaks down the key concepts of globalization. Specifically, she
speaks to the effects of globalization on African nations. Fall defines globalization as a
combination of several phenomena occurring simultaneously, referring to trade
The primary focus of chapter two in Gender Talk is to provide the reader with
first hand accounts of how a diverse group of African American men and women came
into their own gender consciousness. The authors highlight the large role that family and
Gender feminists stress the importance of psychomoral development. These feminists
suggest that children grow up with gender specific values and virtues (Tong, 154) that
emphasize the separateness in mens lives and connectedness in womens lives. These val
Multicultural feminism is based on the idea that no two women are exactly the same.
Depending on her race, class, sexual orientation, age, and education, for example, every
woman will have a different view of oppression.
Black women in America, in particu
In her article, Shane Phelan argues against the way in which many lesbian activists
identify themselves as lesbians. Phelan stresses that lesbians today are trapped in the logic of
the same in that they are just lesbian or gay (Phelan, 770). Phelan theori
In Chapter 7, Blue Jeans and Bankers, Enloe addresses the feminization of the
light industry of garment production. Enloe states that feminized patterns of racial and
regional inequality- interwoven with ideas about motherhood and feminine