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Women: The Last Colony

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From the back cover:
"In this exploration of women and work, Maria Mies follows up the success of her earlier book, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale. Her co-authors, like herself, are German feminist scholars who have specialized in researching the condition of women in Third World countries. They use their investigations and particular case studies in order to advance feminist theory's understanding of women under capitalism.
Women's work, they suggest, is still still a blind spot in political economy. Historical modes of production cannot be fully understood without explicit attention to the sexual division of labour, and its common features throughout history need to be explored. Similarly, understanding the history of Third World societies' incorporation into a European-dominated global capitalist economy requires a specific focus on its impact on women. The authors pursue these general perspectives in a series of essays on particular countries in Asia and Latin America. They examine how capitalism's penetration of rural societies undermines women's position in particular, may reduce their life expectancy (as in India), and imposes on them the double load of housewife and peasant. Even where women have been organized in labour unions or co-operative forms of production, their special burden of patriarchal oppression and economic exploitation often persists.
The authors also show how Third World women are not just passive victims being integrated into the world economy, but have developed very creative forms of resistance."

The book is in very good condition. There is a smudge on the bottom of the back cover where a previous sticker was removed.

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Author(s):
Maria Mies, Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen and Claudia von Werlhof
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 13.5cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0862324564
ISBN-13:
9780862324568
Number of pages:
186
Publisher:
Zed Books Ltd
Title:
Women: The Last Colony

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From the back cover:
"In this exploration of women and work, Maria Mies follows up the success of her earlier book, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale. Her co-authors, like herself, are German feminist scholars who have specialized in researching the condition of women in Third World countries. They use their investigations and particular case studies in order to advance feminist theory's understanding of women under capitalism.
Women's work, they suggest, is still still a blind spot in political economy. Historical modes of production cannot be fully understood without explicit attention to the sexual division of labour, and its common features throughout history need to be explored. Similarly, understanding the history of Third World societies' incorporation into a European-dominated global capitalist economy requires a specific focus on its impact on women. The authors pursue these general perspectives in a series of essays on particular countries in Asia and Latin America. They examine how capitalism's penetration of rural societies undermines women's position in particular, may reduce their life expectancy (as in India), and imposes on them the double load of housewife and peasant. Even where women have been organized in labour unions or co-operative forms of production, their special burden of patriarchal oppression and economic exploitation often persists.
The authors also show how Third World women are not just passive victims being integrated into the world economy, but have developed very creative forms of resistance."

The book is in very good condition. There is a smudge on the bottom of the back cover where a previous sticker was removed.

Author(s):
Maria Mies, Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen and Claudia von Werlhof
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 13.5cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0862324564
ISBN-13:
9780862324568
Number of pages:
186
Publisher:
Zed Books Ltd
Title:
Women: The Last Colony

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