Dignity and Daily Bread: New Forms of Economic Organising Among Poor Women in the Third World and the First

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Medical - 233 pages
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Dignity and Daily Bread compares the lives of women in the First and Third worlds and examines how women have organized forms of production themselves. Covering a wide range of issues and areas, from cotton production in Bombay, 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 among women. The immediacy of the accounts highlights women's conditions in very different patriarchal societies.
 

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Contents

a global overview
14
Women in the Bombay cotton textile industry 19191940
53
The conditions and organisational activities of women in Free
73
the Nineteenth
100
organising women
114
Deindustrialisation and the growth of womens economic
139
Strategies against sweated work in Britain 18201920
158
Homework in West Yorkshire
193
Conclusion
218
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Sheila Rowbotham is Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include "A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century" and "Promise Of A Dream: Remembering the Sixties". She has written for, among other newspapers, the "Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman", and "The New York Times".

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