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Women's labor in the global economy : speaking in multiple voices

Author: Sharon Harley
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Women's labor in the global economy.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006027315
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Harley
OCLC Number: 928983496
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 265 p.)
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.
Responsibility: edited by Sharon Harley.

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