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Homeworkers in Global Perspective
Invisible No More

ISBN 9780415910071
Published December 12, 1995 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

Homeworkers in Global Perspective documents the lives of homeworkers, exploring state policies towards them, and describing the innovative ways in which homeworkers organize. Moving away from well-known, already explored cases, the essays focus on less-known but equally compelling examples organize, and covers the major geographic regions of the world and illustrates the diversity of home-based work and homeworker organizing.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Acknowledgments, PART ONE: Overview, 1. Introduction, 2. Sexual Divisions, Gender Constructions, 3. Home-Based Producers in Development Discourse, PART TWO: The Homework Experience, 4. Space, Gender, and Work, 5. Within the Walls, 6. Good Housewives, 7. Bibi Khanum, 8. Home-Based Work as a Rural Survival Strategy, 9. Finland Is Another World, Illustrations, PART THREE: Divergent Responses, 10. Making Cadillacs and Buicks for General Motors, 11. Biases in Labor Law, 12. Feminization Through Flexible Labor, 13. Organizing Homeworkers into Unions, 14. Women's Empowerment in the Making, 15. Making Links, Bibliography, Index, Contributors

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Eileen Boris is Associate Professor of History at Howard University. Elisabeth Prugl is Assistant Professor of International Relations, Florida International University, Miami.


"[Boris and Prugl] have brought together thoughtful, frontline analyses...in a collection of essays entitled Homeworkers in Global Perspective." -- Feminist Studies