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Description - Money Makes Us Relatives by Jenny B. White

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 explores why both women and men in Turkey devalue women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labour for the world market. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork among family producers and pieceworkers, and using fascinating case studies throughout, the book shows how women's paid work is viewed in terms of kinship relations based on reciprocity and obligation - an extension of domestic work for the family, which is just as poorly compensated. This fully revised second edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated references and brand new material on Islam, globalization, gender and family life in Turkey. It is an important contribution to wider debates about the economic exploitation of women in late global capitalism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415326643
ISBN-10: 0415326648
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jenny B. White

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.

Books By Jenny B. White

Money Makes Us Relatives by Jenny B. White
Hardback, June 2004