Women Workers in Turkey
Global Industrial Production in Istanbul
By (author) Saniye Dedeoglu
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Women Workers in Turkey by Saniye Dedeoglu
Book DescriptionGlobalisation is often considered as not only generating jobs, but also having a negative effect on those at the bottom of the labour supply chain. Here Saniye Dedeoglu shows us exactly how globalisation has affected women engaged in insecure, invisible and low/unpaid garment work. Through a close ethnographic study of women workers in Istanbul's garment industry, she reveals how industries have adapted their labour demands to make use of local female labour supplies, and highlights the strategies and responses that have evolved in response to contemporary changes in global industrial production in Turkey. Dedeoglu shows how production for global markets has seeped into local labour markets, contributing to a culture of work which is informal and whose participants are often invisible. "Women Workers in Turkey" throws up the critical question of what it means to be a woman in today's globalised society, and is an important contribution to the various perspectives on the social and economic consequences of globalization to the least priviliged in industrial socieities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845114787
(216mm x 134mm x 23mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Saniye Dedeoglu
Migrants, Work and Social Integration, Hardback (October 2014)
Exploring recent contemporary debates on gender and migration, this book scrutinizes the relationship between women's work in ethnic economies and social integration, arguing that women in Britain zigzag their way to social integration.
Women Workers in Turkey, Paperback (June 2012)
Globalisation is often considered as not only generating jobs, but also having a negative effect on those at the bottom of the labour supply chain. The author shows us exactly how globalisation has affected women engaged in insecure, invisible and low/unpaid garment work.
Gender and Society in Turkey, Hardback (January 2012)» View all books by Saniye Dedeoglu
With a comprehensive analysis of Turkey's welfare regime and of EU policy through the lens of gender, this book will be indispensable for all those interested in Turkish and Middle East studies, the EU, sociology, gender studies and globalisation.
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Author Biography - Saniye Dedeoglu
Saniye Dedeoglu is Assistant Professor in the department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Mugla, Turkey. She completed her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
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