Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Gender and Globalization in Asia and the PacificMethod, Practice, Theory$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831592

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 18 September 2021

Headloads

Headloads

The Technologizing of Work and the Gendering of Labor

Chapter:
(p.195) Chapter 11 Headloads
Source:
Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific
Author(s):

Vivian Price

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0011

This chapter examines the development discourses and the political economy of globalization as they interface with women construction workers in India and with the movement of construction workers to organize the informal sector. The main actors in this story are international corporations, government agencies, unions, women's groups, and environmental NGOs. Unions and NGOs have pushed through legislation to try to regulate construction work, challenging the ideology of the free market. Some organizations are experimenting with skill training as a way for women to continue to work in construction, while others are protesting the extent of mechanization and lack of thought given to appropriate technology and sustainable development.

Keywords:   development discourses, globalization, women construction workers, India, political economy, mechanization

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.