Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism (Perspectives on Gender)
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Melissa W. Wright is Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.. Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism follows this myth inside the global factories and surrounding cities in northern Mexico and in southern China, illustrating the crucial role the tale plays in maintaining not just the constant flow of global capital, but the present regime of transnational capitalism. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third World woman. This myth explains how young women workers around the world eventually turn into living forms of waste
Students, scholars from a range of disciplines, and activists will all find ideas with which to engage. Meticulous fieldwork and deft theory-building craft make this a fascinating study that deserves a wide audience."--Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Department of Geography/Geology and Women’s Studies Program, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, March 2008 "Wright offers an excellent analysis of how women's work is at once skilled and deskilled, arguing that the dissolution of people into mere bodies (and body parts)-at least in terms of their valuing in capitalism-is not a f