Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy: Women Organizing by Amrita Chhachhi, Reneé Ilene Pittin

By Amrita Chhachhi, Reneé Ilene Pittin

Confronting country, Capital and Patriarchy brings jointly documentation of women's struggles within the means of industrialisation, inside of and out of doors conventional employees' corporations. With contributions from researchers and activists relatively in Asia, Africa and Latin the United States, the quantity supplies a huge exhibit of either the restrictions, and the ingenuity and backbone with which ladies staff attempt to enhance their state of affairs. via either conception and wealthy empirical element, the quantity demonstrates the essential linkages among the house, office, and the country and overseas arenas, and among activists and academe in accordance with technological and commercial restructuring.

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1986. 'Women and Industrialisation: Examining the "Female Marginalisation Thesis",' The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 22, No. 4, July, pp. 649-80. Shettima, Kole Ahmed. 1989. 'Women's Movement and Visions- The Nigeria Labour Congress Women's Wing', Africa Development, Vol. XIV, No. 3, pp. 81-98. Souza Lobo, Elizabeth. 1985. 'The Rising of Women Workers in Sao Paulo (Brazil)'. Paper presented at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research International Symposium on Anthropological Perspectives on Women's Collective Action: An Assessment of the Decade, 1975-1985, Mijas, Spain.

In Europe, present statistics demonstrate that women make up 90-95 per cent of homeworkers in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands, 84 per cent in France, 75 per cent in Spain, and 70 per cent in the UK. Married women with children predominate. 5 per cent of homeworkers are women; in the Australian clothing industry 95 per cent of homeworkers are women, and in the Indian cigarette industry the figure is almost 90 per cent (ILO, 1990, p. 10). Cagatay and Berik's analysis of Turkey also documents the increase in homeworking.

Thus, considerations such as gender, class, ethnicity, caste, educational level and marital status come into play as workers respond to social, economic and other pressures. These identities inform their choices, their actions, and their alliances. Chhachhi and Pittin eschew the dichotomies within gender analysis per se, and of class and gender, and present a multivariate conceptual base for the analysis of the dynamics of the industrial process. 1 Appraising Recent Developments in the World Market for Nimble Fingers Diane Elson At the end of the 1970s, researchers' and policy-makers' attention was focused for the first time on how a new female workforce was being created in the course of industrialisation in many developing countries.

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