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By Sharon Wesoky

Analyzing chinese language household in addition to overseas situations surrounding the emergence of an self sustaining women's circulation in Beijing within the Nineties, this publication seeks to provide an explanation for how this type of move may have arisen after the repression of pupil activists in Tiananmen sq. in 1989. It additionally areas this emergence within the context of theories of social activities, civil society and globalization.

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Globalization and transnationalism create a number of conditions which could alter the political opportunity structure of a given local-level social movement. , McAdam 1998). " I will here discuss two examples of the potential effects on domestic POS of globalization processes: (1) the various ways in which transnational ties can alter the relevance of the national state to a given social movement's tactics and aspirations; (2) the impact that greater availability of information has had on social movements' political opportunities.

And political opportunity structures provide one connection between the effects on the state of globalization and social movements. Globalization and transnationalism create a number of conditions which could alter the political opportunity structure of a given local-level social movement. , McAdam 1998). " I will here discuss two examples of the potential effects on domestic POS of globalization processes: (1) the various ways in which transnational ties can alter the relevance of the national state to a given social movement's tactics and aspirations; (2) the impact that greater availability of information has had on social movements' political opportunities.

I assert that globalization is a contradictory process, with both "global" and "local" effects. Part 11, on the Beijing women's movement, addresses the organizational and individual components of this movement. " Chapter 4 examines the identities of individual activists. I classify them into four types: Compulsory, Accidental, Voluntary, and Career Activists. I then turn to their reasons for women's activism, and its effects on their own lives. " Copyright 2002 by Sharon Wesoky 26 Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization Part I11 situates the Beijing movement in relation to social movement theory, and especially looks at it in the context of the opportunities provided by the Fourth World Conference on Women, convened in Beijing in September 1995.

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