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Women's Labor in the Global Economy : Speaking in Multiple Voices.

Author: Sharon Harley
Publisher: Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2007.
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Globalization is not a new phenomenon; women throughout the world have been dealing with the circumstances and consequences of an international economy long before the advent of the transnational corporate conglomerate. However, in a mercenary example of the tried clich "the more things change, the more they stay the same," womenparticularly those of colorcontinue to be relegated to the lowest rung of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Harley
ISBN: 9780813541655 0813541654 1281092614 9781281092618
OCLC Number: 476118262
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction / Sharon Harley --
Laboring in transnational public spheres --
Race women: cultural productions and radical labor politics / Sharon Harley --
Of poetics and politics: the border journeys of Luisa Moreno / Vicki L. Ruiz --
Caring and inequality / Evelyn Nakano Glenn --
Economic crisis and political mobilization: reshaping cultures of resistance in Tampa's communities of color, 1929-1939 / Nancy A. Hewitt --
The global politics of labor --
Surviving globalization: immigrant women workers in late capitalist America / Evelyn Hu-Dehart --
Harassment of female farmworkers: can the legal system help? / Maria L. Ontiveros --
Caribbean women, domestic labor, and the politics of transnational migration / Carole Boyce Davies --
Creatively coping with crisis and globalization: Zimbabwean businesswomen in crocheting and knitting / Mary Johnson Osirim --
Surviving the global economy --
Of land and sea: women entrepreneurs in Negril, Jamaica / A. Lynn Bolles --
"My cocoa is between my legs": sex as working amont Ghanaian women / Akosua Adomako Ampofo --
Work as a duty and as a joy: understanding the role of work in the lives of Ghanaian female traders of global consumer items / Akosua K. Darkwah --
Gendering sugar: women's disempowerment in Sri Lankan sugar production / Nandini Gunewardena --
List of contributors --
Index.

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Talks about how women of color around the world adapt and challenge the economic, political, and social effects of globalization. This book aims to reveal how globalization continues to develop new  Read more...

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