About the Book

The Global and the Intimate

The Global and the Intimate

WSQ: Spring/Summer 2006
June 2006
Trade Paperback · 240 Pages
$22.00 U.S. · $26.50 CAN
ISBN 9781558615151
The Feminist Press at CUNY


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WSQ, a journal dedicated to multi-disciplinary, cutting edge perspectives on women’s issues, builds on the impressive achievements of its predecessor, Women’s Studies Quarterly, in an exploration of how we think locally and act globally. The term “global and the intimate” is shorthand for an array of issues pervading the twenty-first century’s brave new world where hyper-technology continually erodes the space between “public” and “private”: for example, how the internet and surveillance technologies penetrate the sanctuary of our homes; mass market branding vs. choice in the globalized marketplace; the intimacy of collaboration across transnational spaces.

About the Authors

Victoria Rosner earned her Ph.D. in English at Columbia University before she became an assistant professor of English and the assistant director of Graduate Studies at Texas A & M University. Dr. Gerry Pratt teaches in the department of Geography at University of British Columbia and has been involved with several projects as diverse as investigating the experiences of Filipino youth who are re-united with their mothers after extended separation and the use of interior decoration by wealthy Vancouver women compared with those from the nouveau riche group.