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Globalized Woman Reports from a Future of Inequality

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ISBN-10: 1856497410

ISBN-13: 9781856497411

Edition: 2000

Authors: Christa Wichterich, Patrick Camiller

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This work uses case studies, examples and quotations to illustrate how women all over the world have become the call girls of the global labour market. It shows how lives have been turned upside down.
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction
The Global Conveyor-belt
Women as a comparative advantage
Yesterday Upper Lusatia, today Bangladesh, tomorrow China
Not every Eden is Paradise
Trampling people down--just do it
Hollow firms, quota hopping and 'swallow' companies
The Third World in the First
Pushing emancipation or forced labour?
Global counterforce--or globalization from below
Worldwide Service
Postindustrial work
Women fending for themselves
The global office
Isle of the blessed
Towards the self-service society
The international army of cleaners
Body markets
Means of Living
Land for men, work for women
Proteins for the wellfed
Hunger and trade
Fast food, junk food, novelty food--or the lost power of the cook
Whose seed is it?
A step further: the human cell economy
The Sweeper Women of Structural Adjustment, or the Feminization of Social Security
Unpayable labour
Honour where honour is due
The social state discharges its children
Farewell to Arab socialism
Adjusting to adjustment
The acrobatics of survival
Matrioshki of the transformation
Winner takes all, or the splitting of society
Variants of Modernity
Consumption as global culture
Decadence and independence
Looking west, turning east
Identity politics
Globalization of the Women's Movements
Movements and networks
Alliance for the right to a few square metres of housing
The new international women's politics
Countering powerlessness
Globalized woman
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Index