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Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy : Beyond the Weapons of the Weak.

Author/Creator:
Kabeer, Naila.
Publication:
London : Zed Books, Limited, 2013.
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Book
1 online resource (314 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Feminisms and Development Ser.
Feminisms and Development Ser.
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Subjects:
Women -- Employment.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
With first-hand accounts from authors closely involved in these movements, this collection documents how women workers have come together to develop collective strategies of resistance and struggle.
Contents:
Intro
Feminisms and Development
About the editors
Title page
Copyright
Table of contents
Acknowledgements
Preface by Andrea Cornwall
References
Introduction | Beyond the Weapons of the Weak: Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy
The organizational challenge of the informal economy
The strategic choice of organizational models
Building a shared identity
The resources of 'soft power'
Everyday practical support
The struggle for social security
Participating in politics
Dealing with inequalities
Building alliances: global and local
Conclusion: some broad lessons
Notes
References
1 | Women and Rural Trade Unions in North-East Brazil
Methodology
Women in Brazilian agriculture: the broader context
Women workers in the São Francisco Valley grape sector
Rural trade unions and women workers
Conclusions
Notes
References
2 | Understanding the Dynamics of an NGO/MBO Partnership: Organizing and Working with Farm Women in South Africa
Overview of WFP
Circumstances giving rise to the formation of Sikhula Sonke
Stages in the relationship between WFP and Sikhula Sonke
Box 2.1 Strategic complementarities: a case study
Conclusions
Notes
References
3 | Organizing for Life and Livelihoods in the Mountains of Uttarakhand: The Experience of Uttarakhand Mahila Parishad
The organization
Organizing women
Uttarakhand Mahila Parishad
Redefining needs, widening space
The political construction of livelihoods
UMP's approach
Ethics of creating ecological wealth in villages
Valuing each WVG as a unique collective
Activities
Political activism
Box 3.1 Activities supported by UMP
Challenges
Conclusion
Notes
References
4 | Negotiating Patriarchies: Women Fisheries Workers Build SNEHA in Tamil Nadu.
Patriarchy and power in the fishing communities
The gender division of labour within fishing communities
SNEHA's approach and strategies
Current concerns, broader challenges
Conclusion
Notes
References
5 | 'If You Don't See a Light in the Darkness, You Must Light a Fire': Brazilian Domestic Workers' Struggle for Rights
The struggle for domestic workers' rights in Brazil
Organizing for change
Conclusion
Acknowledgement
Notes
References
6 | The Challenge of Organizing Domestic Workers in Bangalore: Caste, Gender and Employer-Employee Relations in the Informal Economy
The context: domestic work and gradual commercialization
Initiating the Karnataka Domestic Workers' Union
Building up the KDWU
Involving the community
Looking to the future
Notes
7 | Power at the Bottom of the Heap: Organizing Waste Pickers in Pune
Strategies and approach
The role of national and international networks and alliances
Addressing inequalities within and beyond KKPKP
Conclusion - and future challenges
Notes
References
8 | Sex, Work and Citizenship: The VAMP Sex Workers' Collective in Maharashtra
Sex and sex workers
Strategies of resistance: collectivization
Asymmetries of power
The challenge of identity
Notes
9 | Gender, Ethnicity and the Illegal 'Other': Women from Burma Organizing Women across Borders
Introduction: the insecure work of the migrant worker
Migration from Burma into Thailand: a brief account
The inception and aims of MAP
Imposed identities: migrant women as aliens and victims
Organizing as migrant women
Organizing as migrant workers
Turning to the law: women factory workers lead the way
Building a membership organization
The case of domestic workers
Allying with the trade unions
Conclusion
Notes.
Endnote | Looking Back on Four Decades of Organizing: The Experience of SEWA
Putting women at the heart of development planning
Work and the tyranny of classification
Organization is power
About the contributors
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Sudarshan, Ratna.
Milward, Kirsty.
Other format:
Print version: Kabeer, Naila Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy
ISBN:
9781780324531
9781780324517
OCLC:
830162718