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Dignity and Daily Bread : New Forms of Economic Organization Among Poor Women in the Third World and the First - Swasti Mitter

Dignity and Daily Bread

New Forms of Economic Organization Among Poor Women in the Third World and the First

By: Swasti Mitter (Editor), Sheila Rowbotham (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415095853
Number Of Pages: 248

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"Dignity and Daily Bread" compares the lives of women in both developed and undeveloped countries and examines how women have themselves organized forms of production. Covering a wide range of issues and areas, from cotton production in Bombay, to conditions in Mexico and in some of the Far East economies, the contributors begin to break down some of the ideological barriers that colonialism and racism build up among women. The immediacy of these accounts brings to life women's experience in a variety of patriarchal societies, and also serves to underline the book's topicality in a time of particular global economic hardship. "Dignity and Daily Bread" will make a significant contribution to both women's studies and development studies.

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"This is an important collection. Mitter and Rowbotham have provided a real service to first' world feminists by bringing together this series of case studies on the casualization of women's labor and the new forms of organizing among poor women." -Eileen Boris, Howard University "More than anything else, this is a rich book. In spite of its dark descriptions of the worsening conditions for poor women in such different countries as Tanzania and England, Mexico and India, it gives inspiration and some hope. This is done by pointing out how differently and persistently women have coped with their problems ." -"Canadian Woman Studies

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
On Organising Women in Casualised Workp. 14
Women in the Bombay Cotton Textile Industry, 1919-1940p. 53
The Conditions and Organisational Activities of Women in Free Trade Zonesp. 73
Weaving Dreams, Constructing Realitiesp. 100
Self-Employed Women's Associationp. 114
Deindustrialisation and the Growth of Women's Economic Associations and Networks in Urban Tanzaniap. 139
Strategies Against Sweated Work in Britain, 1820-1920p. 158
Homework in West Yorkshirep. 193
Conclusionp. 218
Name Indexp. 224
Subject Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415095853
ISBN-10: 0415095859
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 9th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1