• Publications of Ara Wilson

      • Books

          • A Wilson.
          • (2004).
          • The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in The Global City.
          • University of California.
          • [web]
      • Journal Articles

          • A. Wilson.
          • (2012).
          • Anthropology and the Political Philsophy of Hardt and Negri: Introduction.
          • Focaal
          • Ara Wilson (Eds.),
          • ,
          • Special Theme Issue on Hardt & Negri
          • .
          • [Wilson Focaal Introduction 2012]
          • A Wilson.
          • (2012).
          • Anthropology and the Radical Philosophy of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt.
          • Focaal
          • ,
          • 64
          • ,
          • 3-15.
          • Berghahn.
          • [web]
          • A Wilson.
          • (2011).
          • National Economy and Bodily Scales: Medical Tourism in Thailand.
          • Body and Society
          • E Roberts and N Scheper-Hughes (Eds.),
          • ,
          • Special Issue on Medical Migrations
          • .
          • A Wilson.
          • (December, 2009).
          • Post-Fordist Desires: The Commodity Aesthetics of Bangkok Sex Shows.
          • FEMINIST LEGAL STUDIES
          • ,
          • 18
          • (1)
          • ,
          • 53-67.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          Submitted as part of special theme on sexuality and markets.

          • A Wilson.
          • (2010).
          • Sexuelle Gerechtigkeit und die globalisierungskritische Bewegung.
          • Luxembourg.
          • ,
          • 1
          • .
          • (Translation and reprint of "Sex at the Forum")
          • A Wilson.
          • (2008).
          • The sacred geography of Bangkok's markets.
          • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH
          • Smriti Srinivas & Mary Hancock (Eds.),
          • ,
          • 32
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 631-642.
          • [web]
          • A Wilson.
          • (1999).
          • The Empire of Direct Sales and the Making of Thai Entrepreneurs.
          • Critique of Anthropology
          • .
          • A Wilson.
          • (1996).
          • “Report: Lesbian Visibility and Sexual Rights at Beijing”.
          • Signs
          • ,
          • 22
          • ,
          • 214-218.
          • [web]
      • Book Chapters

          • A Wilson.
          • (forthcoming).
          • Urban Sexualities.
          • In D Nonini (Eds.),
          • Wiley Blackwell Companion to Urban Anthropology
          • .
          • Wiley Blackwell.
          • A Wilson.
          • (2012).
          • Intimacy: A Useful Concept for Global Analysis.
          • In G Pratt and V Rosner (Eds.),
          • The global and the intimate : feminism in our time
          • (pp. 31-56).
          • Columbia University Press.
          • [web]
          • A Wilson.
          • (2010).
          • NGOs as Erotic Sites.
          • In A Lind (Eds.),
          • Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance
          • .
          • Routledge.
          • A Wilson.
          • (2010).
          • Medical Tourism in Bangkok.
          • In A Ong and N Chen (Eds.),
          • Asian Biotech
          • .
          • Duke UP.
          • A Wilson.
          • (2008).
          • Plural Economies and Gendered Resistance in Bangkok.
          • In J Foran and K-K Bhavnani and P Kurian and D Munshi (Eds.),
          • On the Edges of Development: Cultural Interventions
          • .
          • Routledge.
          • A Wilson.
          • (2008).
          • Feminism: International and Global Institutions.
          • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
          • .
          • Oxford University Press.
          • A Wilson.
          • (2007).
          • Diasporic Agents and Trans-Asian Flows in the Making of Asian Modernity: The Case of Thailand.
          • In JM Hobson and L Seabrooke (Eds.),
          • Everyday Politics of the World Economy
          • (pp. 160-176).
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          How do our everyday actions shape and transform the world economy? This volume of original essays argues that current scholarship in international political economy (IPE) is too highly focused on powerful states and large international institutions. The contributors examine specific forms of ‘everyday' actions to demonstrate how small-scale actors and their decisions can shape the global economy. They analyse a range of seemingly ordinary or subordinate actors, including peasants, working classes and trade unions, lower-middle and middle classes, female migrant labourers and Eastern diasporas, and examine how they have agency in transforming their political and economic environments. This book offers a novel way of thinking about everyday forms of change across a range of topical issues including globalisation, international finance, trade, taxation, consumerism, labour rights and regimes. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, international relations, political economy and sociology.

          • (2007).
          • Diasporic agents and trans-Asian flows in the making of Asian modernity.
          • In Hobson & Seabrooke (Eds.),
          • Everyday Politics of the World Economy
          • .
          • Cambridge.
          • [web]
          • [Diasporic Agents 2007 pdf]
          • A Wilson.
          • (2003).
          • Bangkok, the Bubble City.
          • Wounded Cities: Destruction and Reconstruction in a Globalized World.
          • .
          • A Wilson.
          • (2003).
          • The Transnational Geography of Sexual Rights.
          • In M Bradley and P Petro (Eds.),
          • Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights
          • (pp. 251-265).
          • Rutgers University Press.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          Among the signal developments of the last third of the twentieth century has been the emergence of a new politics of human rights. The transnational circulation of norms, networks, and representations has advanced human rights claims in ways that have reshaped global practices. Just as much as the transnational flow of capital, the new human rights politics are part of the phenomenon that has come to be termed globalization. Shifting the focus from the sovereignty of the nation to the rights of individuals, regardless of nationality, the interplay between the local and the global in these new human rights claims are fundamentally redrawing the boundaries between the rights of individuals, states, and the international community. Truth Claims brings together for the first time some of the best new work from a variety of disciplinary and geographic perspectives exploring the making of human rights claims and the cultural politics of their representations. All of the essays, whether dealing with the state and its victims, receptions of human rights claims, or the status of transnational rights claims in the era of globalization, explore the potentialities of an expansive humanistic framework. Here, the authors move beyond the terms -- and the limitations -- of the universalism/relativism debate that has so defined existing human rights literature.

          • A Wilson.
          • (1988).
          • American Catalogues of Asian Brides.
          • .
      • Book Reviews

          • A Wilson.
          • (2008).
          • Queer Isles: Review, Tom Boellstorff, THE GAY ARCHIPELEGO.
          • GLQ
          • ,
          • 14
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 659-663.
          • A Wilson.
          • (2004).
          • Nicole Constable, ROMANCE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE.
          • American Anthropologist
          • ,
          • 106/4
          • .
      • Other

          • A. Wilson.
          • (forthcoming 2007).
          • Feminism: International and Global Institutions and Networks.
          • In Bonnie Smith (Eds.),
          • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
          • Oxford.
          • (Encyclopedia entry)
          • A Wilson.
          • (2005).
          • Thailand and Sex Tourism.
          • manual
          • The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History
          • Palgrave Macmillan.
          • (Encyclopedia Entry (brief))
          • A Wilson.
          • (2000).
          • Patriarchy in Feminist Theory.
          • manual
          • C Kramarae and D Spender (Eds.),
          • Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women
          • ,
          • 3
          • ,
          • 1493-1497.
      • Work in Progress

          • A Wilson.
          • (2010).
          • Medical Tourism Project.
          • manual
          • .
          Publication Description

          Book project to be based on ethnographic & secondary research.

          • A Wilson.
          • (2010).
          • Sexual Latitudes: The Erotic Life of Globalization.
          • manual
          • .
          Publication Description

          Book project.

      • Articles Online

          • A Wilson.
          • (Summer, 2009).
          • SEX AT THE FORUM: SEXUAL JUSTICE AND THE ALTER-GLOBALIZATION MOVEMENT.
          • Scholar and the Feminist (Barnard)
          • ,
          • 7
          • (3)
          • http://sfonline.barnard.edu/sexecon/wilson_01.htm:
          • .
          • A Wilson.
          • (2007).
          • Feminism in the space of the world social forum.
          • Journal of International Women's Studies
          • ,
          • special issue on the World Social Forum
          • ,
          • 8
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 10-27.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          Despite clear affinities, the integration of feminism into the World Social Forum remains uneven, in ways reminiscent of well-known histories of women's movements with various lefts. This essay draws on observations of the 2005 WSF at Porto Alegre, Brazil and the 2006 African Social Forum in Bamako, Mali, as well as secondary literature, to explore the articulation of transnational feminism and the World Social Forum. Using concrete practices, texts, and spaces, I discuss different dimensions of the interaction of feminism with the WSF, including political norms, political geography, and historical trajectories. The relation between feminism and the WSF hinges not only on how "feminist" the WSF is but also on what feminists are doing and trying to do at the Forum.

          • A Wilson.
          • (2006).
          • Global Politics and the Feminist Question.
          • ebr (electronic book review)
          • .
          • [web]
          • A Wilson.
          • (2006).
          • Queering Asia.
          • Intersections
          • ,
          • 14
          • .
          • [web]
          • A Wilson.
          • (2005).
          • Intra-Asian Circuits and the Problem of Global Queer.
          • Conference Archives of the Sexualities, Genders & Rights in Asia 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies
          • .
          • [web]
      • Special Issues

          • A Wilson.
          • (2012).
          • Special Issue: Anthropology and the Radical Political Philosophy of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt.
          • Focaal
          • A Wilson (Eds.),
          • .
          • (Guest editor, Special Issue)
          Publication Description

          Essays by John Kelly, Michael Hardt, Aihwa Ong, Anna Tsing, Ara Wilson, Sylvia Yanagisako.

          Accepted. Under final revisions.

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