This book sheds light on the real experiences of women in different societies, exploring the impact of globalization through the changing nature of the labour of women. A comprehensive survey of women and work is provided by using case studies and empirical data collected from throughout Asia and also includes an analysis of Asian immigrants working in the US.
This book is an invaluable resource, accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of women's studies, labour relations, international political economy and Asian studies.
Introduction: Dong-Sook Gills Neoliberal Economic Globalization and Women in Asia 1. Dong-Sook Gills Globalization and Counter-Globalization 2. Beverly Bishop 'Risutora' and Women in the Japanese Labour Force 3. Uhn Cho Global Capital and Local Patriarchy: the Financial Crisis and Women Workers in South Korea 4. Chaja Degaonker and Dong-Sook Gills The Economic Reform and Feminisation of Labour in Agriculture: the Case of Rural Village Women in India 5. Michele Ford Responses to Changing Labour Relations: the Case of Women's NGOs in Indonesia 6. Mila Rosenthal Facing a New Revolution: State Textile Workers in the Post-Reform Economy in Vietnam 7. Sally Theobald Working for Global Factories: Thai Women in the Northern Regional Industrial Estate 8. Vicki Crinis The Stratification of the Garment and Textile Industries and Labour Movements in Malaysia 9. Minghua Zhao and Jackie West Adjusting to Urban Capital: Rural Female Labour in State Cotton Mills in China 10. Nicola Piper Global Labour Markets and National Responses: Legal Regimes Governing Female Migrant Workers in Japan 11. Evelyn Hu-DeHart Asian Women Immigrants in the US Fashion Garment Industry