Globalising the body : globalisation and reproductive rights

Bennett, Belinda (2006) Globalising the body : globalisation and reproductive rights. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 29(2), pp. 266-271.

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Globalisation is a phenomenon of the contemporary world. Everywhere around us there seem to be signs of the power of the forces of globalisation: in our media and popular culture; in our international linkages across continents through international travel and telecommunications; in our globalised trade; and with the global movement of people, a process which itself ranges from the movement of international tourists to the international movement of refugees and other displaced persons.

The processes of globalisation seem to simultaneously unify and divide us. There is no doubt that we live in a globalised world and that we are connected to others in previously unimaginable ways by transportation, telecommunications and economics. Yet, while this global context increasingly links us to others, there is also a very real sense in which separation, difference and the local have also gained a new significance; we are locked in a tension between the universal and the particular that has come to typify contemporary society. This article explores the meanings of globalisation and this dynamic – or tension – between the universal and the particular in terms of its implications for the body and, in particular, its significance for women and their reproductive rights.

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ID Code: 71286
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: paper presented in Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence conference on Sex, Gender & Rights conference, Sydney, NSW, 2005
ISSN: 0313-0096
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 The University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law
Deposited On: 09 May 2014 01:06
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:38

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