Money Makes Us Relatives: Women's Labor in Urban Turkey / Edition 2

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Overview

In the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, poor women spend up to fifty hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually 'work'. Money Makes Us Relatives asks why Turkish society devalues women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labor for the world market. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork among family producers and pieceworkers, and using fascinating case studies throughout, Jenny B. White shows how women's paid work is viewed in terms of kinship relations of reciprocity and obligation - an extension of domestic work for the family, which is culturally valued but poorly compensated. Whilst offering the benefits of social identity and long-term security, women's work also reflects global capitalism's ability to capture local cultural norms, and to use these to lower production costs and create exploitative conditions.
This fully revised second edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated references, comparative material on women's labor elsewhere in the world, and brand new material on Islam, globalization, gender and Turkish family life. It is an important contribution to debates about women's participation in late global capitalism.

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Within the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, Turkey, poor women may spend up to 50 hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually "work." White (anthropology, U. of Nebraska) explores why women and men alike devalue women's work, and shows how the social and gender ideologies that prompt this denial create a pool of cheap labor for the world market. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415326643
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny B. White is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Boston University, and has previously taught at the University of Nebraska and at Marmara University in Turkey. She is president-elect of the Turkish Studies Association and of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Women and the global workforce 7
3 The Turkish case 17
4 Bridge between Europe and Asia 29
5 Marriage : the house of the world 43
6 The Patriarch 62
7 Mothers and sons 71
8 The social web 81
9 Money makes us relatives 101
10 The life cycle of an Atelier : Yenikent 125
11 Kinship and production 138
12 Conclusion : local modernisms in the global factory 144
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