Homeworkers in Global Perspective: Invisible No More

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Eileen Boris, Elisabeth Prügl
Psychology Press, 1996 - Social Science - 327 pages
Homeworkers in Global Perspective documents the lives of homeworkers, exploring state policies towards them, and describing the innovative ways in which homeworkers organize. Moving away from well-known, already explored cases, the essays focus on less-known but equally compelling examples organize, and covers the major geographic regions of the world and illustrates the diversity of home-based work and homeworker organizing.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Elisabeth Prigl and Eileen Boris
19
HomeBased Producers in Development Discourse
39
PART Two The Homework Experience
61
Within the Walls
81
Good Housewives
93
Bibi Khanum
111
HomeBased Work as a Rural Survival Strategy
129
Making Cadillacs and Buicks for General Motors
179
Biases in Labor
203
The Political Economy of HomeBased Work in India
219
Organizing Homeworkers into Unions
239
Womens Empowerment in the Making
259
Making Links
273
Bibliography
291
13
315

Finland Is Another World
143
Illustrations
167

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About the author (1996)

Eileen Boris is Associate Professor of History at Howard University. Elisabeth Prugl is Assistant Professor of International Relations, Florida International University, Miami.

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