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Chakravarty, Deepita (2008) 'Docile Oriental Women and the Organized Labour: A case of an Indian garment export park.' Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 14 (29). pp. 439-460.

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This article attempts to understand women's labour market behaviour in the context of export-oriented garment manufacturing in India, particularly women's decision to work and their alleged aversion to unionism. Asian women's submissiveness in the labour market can hardly be the result of ‘Oriental docility’ in every case. We question this assumption by looking at a small sample of 25 women in garment manufacturing firms in Hyderabad, India, and seek other explanations for women's lack of interest in unions, and note the pressures that affect them.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 09715215
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 14:37

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