Cover image for Kodocha Sana's stage. Vol. 8
Title:
Kodocha Sana's stage. Vol. 8
Author:
Obana, Miho, 1970-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Tokyopop, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
147 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
"This book is printed 'manga-style', in the authentic Japanese right-to-left format"--Colophon.

"100% authentic manga"--P. [4] of cover.

Originally published in Japan in 1994 by SHUEISHA, Inc., Tokyo.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Teen age 13+.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781591821847
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
FICTION Graphic Novel Being fixed/mended
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Colombia is a major exporter of fresh-cut flowers. As in other global assembly line industries, women constitute a majority of Colombia's floriculture workforce. This ethnographic study explores the links between agro-industrial employment in the context of economic adjustment programs and the individual experience of employment and economic change at the household level. Author Greta Friedemann-S nchez's challenges the current academic consensus that transnational assembly line industries reinforce patriarchal ideologies of reproduction and the exploitation of women. What from a global perspective may be perceived as exploitation can be seen from the local perspective as an opportunity within the community. Specifically, the study focuses on how the interrelated factors of formal employment, wage income, property ownership, social capital, and self-esteem articulate with women's resistance to male dominated households and domestic violence. Expertly combining qualitative and quantitative methodologies, Assembling Flowers and Cultivating Homes contributes greatly to the study of gender and power, household economics and structure, and Latin American society.