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Gender and Globalisation: Labour Changes in the Global Economy

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Marta Kolárová

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Abstract The article focuses on gender aspects of globalisation and global restructuring and criticises the masculine bias of mainstream theories of globalisation. It is aimed at adding a global dimension to Czech gender studies. It looks at the way in which globalisation is gendered and based on gender ideologies, and how global restructuring affects and change gender systems. Primarily economic globalisation is addressed, and the changes in the organisation of labour globally are examined. Global production is dependent on cheap women’s labour in the factories of multi-national corporations in the global south. The process of rendering labour more flexible and informal is associated with its feminisation. Care work and migration are also becoming feminised on a global scale. The article also analyses domestic work performed in the United States and Western Europe by women migrants from developing countries. All these processes are occurring within the context of neo-liberal policies and the changing role of states amidst a global restructuring, which needs to be examined from a gender perspective.
Keywords gender; migration
Classification Political Economy; Labor Market Research; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords globalisation; production; domestic work
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 1241-1257
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 42 (2006) 6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications