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Description - The Lace Makers of Narsapur by Maria Mies

This is a sensitive and ground-breaking study of women at the beginning of the process of globalisation. Maria Mies in this book, first published in 1982, looks at the way in which women are dispossessed by producing luxury goods for the Western market and simultaneously not counted as workers or producers in their fragmented workplaces. Instead they are defined as non-working housewives and their work as leisure-time activity. The rates of pay are far below acceptable levels resulting in accelerating pauperisation and a rapid deterioration in their position in Indian society. Before the latest economic boom in India were a number of processes of dispossession. The dispossession of farmers through the green revolution and alongside it, the dispossession of women, the lace makers of Narsapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742198149
ISBN-10: 1742198147
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Spinifex Press
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publish Date: 11-May-2021
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Maria Mies

Maria Mies is a German scholar and activist who lives in Cologne. She is the author of numerous groundbreaking works on women and globalisation.

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