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Gendering Globalization on the Ground : The Limits of Feminized Work for Mexican Women's Empowerment

By: Young, Gay.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Research in Gender and Society: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (261 p.).ISBN: 9781317610229.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gendering Globalization on the Ground : The Limits of Feminized Work for Mexican Women’s EmpowermentLOC classification: HD6101 | .Y686 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Political Economy of Globalization and Its Alternatives: A Gendered Analysis; 2 Mexico's Neoliberal Political Economy-In Place in Ciudad Juárez; 3 Analyzing Mexican Women's Work and Empowerment in the Household Setting; 4 Strategizing for Household Survival; 5 Engaging in Feminized Work; 6 Claiming Empowerment at Home; Conclusion; Appendix: Cuestionario-Las Mujeres y el Trabajo en Ciudad Juárez; Index
Summary: How has globalization worked for women working on the frontlines of neoliberalism on the Mexico-US border? This border divides ""US"" from ""Others,"" and produces social inequalities that form a site where marginalized border women encounter the othering power of neoliberalism and confront inequalities of gender and class. Within this context, a critical comparison of socially similar women, working either in export production industries or in small-scale commerce and low-level services in Ciudad Juárez, reveals how export factory work constrains women's empowerment at home - as well as the w
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Political Economy of Globalization and Its Alternatives: A Gendered Analysis; 2 Mexico's Neoliberal Political Economy-In Place in Ciudad Juárez; 3 Analyzing Mexican Women's Work and Empowerment in the Household Setting; 4 Strategizing for Household Survival; 5 Engaging in Feminized Work; 6 Claiming Empowerment at Home; Conclusion; Appendix: Cuestionario-Las Mujeres y el Trabajo en Ciudad Juárez; Index

How has globalization worked for women working on the frontlines of neoliberalism on the Mexico-US border? This border divides ""US"" from ""Others,"" and produces social inequalities that form a site where marginalized border women encounter the othering power of neoliberalism and confront inequalities of gender and class. Within this context, a critical comparison of socially similar women, working either in export production industries or in small-scale commerce and low-level services in Ciudad Juárez, reveals how export factory work constrains women's empowerment at home - as well as the w

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<p>Gay Young is Associate Professor of Sociology at American University, and was Director of AU's Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for eight years.</p>

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