Tag: Globalization

Ethnicity and Gender in the Age of Globalization: The Case of Latinas/Latinos in the United States

María Patricia Fernández-Kelly
Power Surrendered, Power Restored:The Politics of Home and Work Among Latinas
March 10, 1997, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Estrangement and Affinity: Dilemmas of Identity Among Latina/Latino Children in Southern California and South Florida
March 12, 1997, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 13, 1997, 12:20PM, 340 Ingraham

Globalization of Politics

Saskia Sassen
The State and the New Geography of Power: De-nationalized Policy and Privatized Norm-making
October 6, 1999, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
A Feminist Analytics of Globalization
October 7, 1999, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 8, 1999, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

"The Globalization of Labor and Fruit Production in Chile"

Maria Helena Moriera Alves
"The Globalization of Labor and Fruit Production in Chile"
April 2, 2002, 12:20PM, 8417 Social Sciences
"The Workers Party and the Continuing Struggle for Democracy in Brasil"
April 5, 2002, 12:05, 206 Ingraham

"Saving Democracy from Globalization and from the War on Terror"

Tom Hayden
"Saving Democracy from Globalization and from the War on Terror"
October 3, 2002, 8:00PM, 1100 Grainger
"Reflections on IRISH ON THE INSIDE"
October 4, 2002, 12:00PM, University Club
Seminar on the Sixties
October 4, 2002, 2:00PM, Curti Lounge

As Jeremi Suri has noted, Tom Hayden is "one of the most influential and recognized activists of the 1960s. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he composed the 'agenda for a generation' that became a guiding charter for Students for a Democratic Society. He directed an anti-poverty project in Newark, New Jersey, protested the Vietnam War, and stood trial for disrupting the 1968 Democratic Convention. Since the 1960s, Hayden has served in the California legislature, married and divorced Jane Fonda, and become involved in the peace process in Northern Ireland." His most recent books include IRISH HUNGER: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LEGACY OF THE FAMINE (an important collection of essays which he edited in 1997) and IRISH ON THE INSIDE, published last year by Verso Press.

Globalization, Gender, and Social Theory

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Robert Connell
“Men, masculinities and gender justice in global context”
Tuesday September 13th 2005, 206 Ingraham, 4PM
“The northern theory of globalization: a critique from the far south”
Wednesday September 14th 2005, 206 Ingraham, 4pm
Seminar for students and faculty
12:20pm Thursday September 15th 2005 8108 Social Sciences

R.W.Connell is University Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, formerly at the University of California-Santa Cruz and Macquarie University. Professor Connell is a researcher and theorist concerned with human experience, social dynamics, social justice and peace. He is the author of sixteen books, including Gender (Cambridge, Polity, 2002), The Men and the Boys (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2000), Masculinities (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1995), Schools and Social Justice (Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1993), and Gender and Power (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1987).

 

"Making Another World Possible" Book Tour

The Havens Center and the UW Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program presents
John Ross
Fair Trade and Human Rights in Palestine and Chiapas: Two resistance movements struggle for liberation
Sunday March 25, 7pm, Escape Java Joint, 609 Williamson St
"The Other Campaign & the 2006 Mexican Elections: What worked, what didn't"
Monday March 26 at Noon, 8417 Social Sciences
No Mexico Without Corn: How globalization threatens Mexico's identity
Tuesday March 27, 7pm, Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W Gilman St

Born in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan to proud members of the U.S. Communist Party, John Ross grew up in a lively cultural ambiance informed by jazz, abstract expressionist painting, radical politics, and Beat poetry – Ross was a younger member of the Beat Generation, reading his poetry in Greenwich Village bars with the great bass player Charles Mingus.

At 19, Ross set out on the road, following the Beat trail that Burroughs and Kerouac and Ginsberg had blazed to Mexico City. Soon he had separated from this U.S.-based literary movement taking up residence in an indigenous community in the Meseta Purepcha of the state of Michoacan

Six years later when John Ross returned to the United States, he was incarcerated by the FBI at Terminal Island federal penitentiary in San Pedro California for refusal to report for induction in the U.S. Army and became the first resister to be jailed for refusing service in Vietnam. In 2005, Ross returned to San Pedro to receive the American Civil Liberties Union's annual "Uppie" (for Upton Sinclair) award for his penultimate cult classic "Murdered by Capitalism – A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the U.S. Left.

Following the terrible September 1985 8.2 earthquake in Mexico City, Ross returned to the city he first knew as a young Beat and took up residence in the old quarter or "Centro Historico", the ancient Aztec island of Tenochtitlan, where he lives still. Now the dean of foreign correspondents in Mexico, Ross continues to report for Noticias Aliadas (Peru), the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Texas Observer, and is a regular contributor to U.S. monthlies like the Progressive, the Nation, and Counterpunch (on line), in addition to the Mexican Left daily La Jornada. His investigations into electoral fraud and human rights abuses in Mexico, environmental carnage, and the struggles of Indians and farmers have won various awards down the years.

Since its earliest hour 12 years ago, Ross has accompanied the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, breaking the story of the impending uprising in a small northern California weekly weeks before it occurred, and writing three volumes chronicling this unique indigenous movement - "Rebellion  From the Roots" (American Book Award winner 1995), "The Annexation of Mexico" (1998), and "The War Against Oblivion" (200.) His fourth volume ZAPATISTAS! Making Another World Possible – Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2006" is to be published by Nation Books this October