Disposable women and other myths of global capitalism

Research output: Book/ReportBook

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. 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. 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. The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages195
ISBN (Electronic)9780203390313
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Fingerprint

capitalist society
myth
factory
Third World
firm
worker
women's work
Mexico
regime
China
politics
present

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

@book{017ed89243c844c09a040f0b0ada6f4e,
title = "Disposable women and other myths of global capitalism",
abstract = "Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. 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. 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. The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.",
author = "Melissa Wright",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4324/9780203390313",
language = "English (US)",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis",
address = "United States",

}

Disposable women and other myths of global capitalism. / Wright, Melissa.

Taylor and Francis, 2013. 195 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

TY - BOOK

T1 - Disposable women and other myths of global capitalism

AU - Wright, Melissa

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. 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. 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. The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.

AB - Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. 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. 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. The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84909151670&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84909151670&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4324/9780203390313

DO - 10.4324/9780203390313

M3 - Book

AN - SCOPUS:84909151670

BT - Disposable women and other myths of global capitalism

PB - Taylor and Francis

ER -