Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism / Edition 1

Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism / Edition 1

by Melissa Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415951453

ISBN-13: 9780415951456

Pub. Date: 08/17/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third World woman. This myth explains how young women workers around the

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Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third World woman. This myth explains how young women workers around the world eventually turn into living forms of waste. Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism follows this myth inside the global factories and surrounding cities in northern Mexico and in southern China, illustrating the crucial role the tale plays in maintaining not just the constant flow of global capital, but the present regime of transnational capitalism. The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415951456
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/17/2006
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
718,090
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capital

Chapter 2: Disposable Daughters and Factory Fathers

Chapter 3: Manufacturing Bodies

Chapter 4: The Dialectics of Still Life: Murder, Women and Disposability

Chapter 5: Maquiladora Mestizas and a Feminist Border Politics

Chapter 6: Crossing the Factory Frontier

Chapter 7: Paradoxes and Protests

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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