Description - The Globalized Woman by Christa Wichterich
Globalization creates growth without jobs in the North, structural adjustment in the South, privatization in the East and the dismantling of states everywhere. It is a process which unifies through market integration and new information technologies yet separates through growing social polarization. It is a process which depends on the feminization of employment; rather than liberating women into the workplace, globalization has bred a new underclass of low paid or unpaid women workers. The author of this work uses a mixture of case studies, examples and quotations to illustrate how women all over the world have become the call girls of the global labour market. She shows how lives have been turned upside down, by industrialization in the South and a return to homeworking in the North. From New York to Phnom Penh, from Moscow to Dakar, we see the devastating effects of the unfettered power of transnational corporations on women's lives. This book charts that devastation and calls for urgent action - by states across the world and by women themselves.
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Author Biography - Christa Wichterich
Christa Wichterich is a freelance journalist.