Globalising ‘Gender’ in: Or as: Governance? Questioning the Terms of Local Translations


Manicom, Linzi. 2001. “Globalising ‘Gender’ in: Or as: Governance? Questioning the Terms of Local Translations.” Agenda, no. 48, 6–21.

Author: Linzi Manicom


Manicom argues that a particular discourse of 'gender' has become normalised in the project of transforming governance in South Africa. She shares with other feminists a concern about the political implications and effects of institutionalising gender, about its apparent depoliticisation and the extent to which it has become a technocratic, disciplinary category.

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Gendered Discourses, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Globalization, Governance, International Organizations, NGOs

Year: 2001

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