Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Globalization
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Hello! A top priority for this WikiProject is developing an Outline of globalization. In a very small step toward that, I've posted a few redlinks (under both history and society categories) at WikiProject Outlines. That WikiProject appears to have some workspaces & templates set up to assist in the construction of outlines. They may be able to assist... Collaborative project? Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 19:30, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, DASonnenfeld. That's something that certainly needs doing. Let's hope we get some interest for collaboration. I've got a full semester right now, but if nothing untoward comes up, I can probably work on this during the summer. Meclee (talk) 01:25, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Creation of Sex Work and Migration Page 
There are currently several related articles on Wikipedia that touch upon the various issues surrounding sex work performed by migrants. Articles such as migrant worker, sex worker, prostitution, human trafficking, and subsections of articles addressing migrant sex worker populations in country-specific contexts currently exist. However, none of them specifically address the growing migrant sex worker population in many regions that have spurred debates surrounding anti-human trafficking discourse, anti-immigration efforts, and the effects of globalization on female migrants. None of these articles explicitly address the connection between migration and sex work in various national contexts, and the role globalization has played on moving bodies and sexual commerce across borders. Sex work as a specific labor sector in the larger literature of migration is significant not only for its prevalence among female migrants, but for the intense reaction state governments have had and the debates that have appeared. The literature has shown that there is something about commercial sex as a form of migrant labor that has influenced and spurred larger debates on immigration, human trafficking, and gender inequality. I believe an article that summarizes not only the characteristics of migrant sex work, but also explains the context and reactions for migrant sex work would fill in many of the missing gaps and subsections on Wikipedia. My proposed article would give an in-depth introduction to how migration and sex work have intersected to become a very influential sphere of debate for states around the world. The unique characteristics of sex work and migration make it a significant topic, and sections about its place in current debates surrounding immigration and human trafficking make it a particularly contentious and timely topic.
I would love to get any feedback or thoughts on this article, including any specific case studies, sources, or subsections you'd like to see. Some of the sections I propose include: migrant demographics and backgrounds, push factors for sex work and migration, pull factors for sex work and migration (globalization, etc), migrant sex worker legal status (in regards to both migration status, human trafficking legislation and legalization/decriminalization of prostitution), state and NGO response, transnational migration, urban-to-rural migration, and case studies for European Union (specifically Spain, Netherlands, Denmark), Japan, and United Arab Emirates. Lillyyu (talk) 04:08, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
- Thank you for the notification. This looks like a good approach. For the Case Studies, you might use that as a top-level section, then have the European Union as a sub-section under that. This way, other cases in other countries could be added if anyone is interested in doing so. Keep us apprised and let us know if you need proofing, review, etc. Meclee (talk) 01:08, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
- It's coming along nicely. I do have a suggestion regarding the technical aspects of the referencing. Take a look at WP:Citation templates, particularly the "Using the same footnote multiple times" section. Adopting this approach will remove the extensive duplication in the references list and benefit readers. Cheers and nice work, John Shandy` • talk 16:15, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Human Trafficking article 
I am a student from Rice University and I am working on the human trafficking article for my course on Poverty, Gender, & Development. I plan on reorganizing the human trafficking article, editing its contents, and adding new sections. For example, I would like to add other methodologies of measuring human trafficking globally and show the different statistics, describe a more realistic global portrait of what traffickers and victims may do or look like, discuss the economic impacts of human trafficking on a global scale, and mainly, as pertaining to globalization, to discuss globalization and other structural factors that drive and perpetuate human trafficking. Some sources that I plan on drawing from include Janie Chuang's article in the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies on human trafficking in the global economy, Mark Latonero's research on the role of social networking sites and online classifieds in facilitating human trafficking, Feminist Economics journal's articles on cross-country empirical analysis of human trafficking and its origins, and other scholarly articles that critique the current research on sex trafficking. I would love feedback on my proposed contributions and any suggestions of scholarly articles and other reputable sources that relate human trafficking to globalization so that I can incorporate them into my contribution.
- Thanks for mentioning it here - a wikiproject is a really good forum for getting input from other editors who know the field. Your sources already look relatively strong at first glance - I'll add human trafficking to my watchlist and see how things develop :-) bobrayner (talk) 12:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Hey Meclee, I actually need help proofing and editing. I added some new sections to the article and rearranged different sections around so that the layout makes more sense. But those re-arranged sections have not been adequately edited/merged well, and I need a lot of help since it's quite a long article. Can you or others help me?
- I should have some time in the next 24 hrs to take a look. If you don't hear from me by then, please post a reminder on my talk page! Meclee (talk) 03:44, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
A stub article on a journal of possible interest to this WP, is now proposed for deletion. Please see the article (stub), the journal's website, and respond to the AfD if interested. Thanks & kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:15, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Hello, The above-referenced article is currently being edited, more or less simultaneously, by a couple of WP editors. One may be a student, doing it as a class project. That article is, in my opinion, a high-priority article for this WikiProject. As it stands, the article needs much development, and may include original research. I'd appreciate the assistance of other WP:Globalization editors in watching the article & nurturing its development. Thanks & Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 19:10, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Another class project? 
There's been so much editing on the main article for this WikiProject, Globalization, that I have not had it on my watchlist. At least some of the current and recent pattern of editing suggests to me that it may be the focus of a class editing project, with students working on different sections. It is a tough article to watch, edit and maintain, I think. Recent additions on Religion and globalization, for instance, are opinion... It might be useful for this WikiProject to have a small, formal team focusing on that article. Suggestions? Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:08, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for calling attention to this, the article had somehow been removed from my watchlist. I removed the Religion section from the article. I typically watch it fairly closely, as I use it in an undergrad class. I hope it is not a class project as it is a complex topic; if it is, I'd like to contact whoever the class belongs to. The watch team is a good idea. Add me to it! Meclee (talk) 17:22, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Wikiproject Globalization Watchlist 
I have corrected the link to the toolserver for the Wikiproject Globalization watchlist, which lists recent changes to any articles under our purview. Hopefully, this will help us keep an eye out to watch for perhaps unwarranted changes in our articles. Let me know if you have questions. Meclee (talk) 23:02, 16 May 2013 (UTC)