Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism
By (author) Melissa W. Wright
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Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism by Melissa W. Wright
Book DescriptionEveryday, 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415951449
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Melissa W. Wright
Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism, Paperback (November 2005)
Presents a cross-disciplinary weave of poststructuralist feminism, Marxist theory, and ethnographic accounts of women workers for multinational firms in export-processing zones. This book tells a tale of stasis followed by decay and disposability, as women enter the workforce unskilled and are forced to leave before they acquire skills.
Geographies of Power, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Melissa W. Wright
The issue of geographic scale has fundamentally shaped the intellectual agenda of critical human geography over the last decade and this text aims to provide a synthesis of the growing literature on the "problem of scale".
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Author Biography - Melissa W. Wright
Melissa W. Wright is Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
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