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Author Lynch, Caitrin.

Title Juki girls, good girls : gender and cultural politics in Sri Lanka's global garment industry / Caitrin Lynch.

Imprint Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2007.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  331.48 L987J    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-271) and index.
Contents Rohini : young women and garment life -- Globalization, gender, and labor -- Chinta -- Localizing production -- Mala : the truth about women workers at garment factories -- The politics of white women's underwear -- Geeta -- Juki girls, good girls, and the village context -- Sita -- The good girls of Sri Lankan modernity -- Geeta : untitled -- Paternalism and factory conflicts.
Summary "When a government program brought garment factories to rural Sri Lanka, women workers found themselves caught between the pressures of a globalizing economy and societal expectations that villages are sanctuaries of tradition. These women learned quickly to resist the characterization of "Juki girls"--female garment workers already established in the urban sector--as vulgar and deracinated, instead asserting that they were "good girls" who could embody the nation's highest ideals of femininity. Caitrin Lynch shows how contemporary Sri Lankan women navigate a complex web of political, cultural, and socioeconomic forces. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research conducted inside export-oriented garment factories and a close examination of national policies intended to ease the way for globalization, Lynch details precisely how gender, nationalism, and globalization influence everyday life in Sri Lanka. This book includes autobiographical essays by garment workers about their efforts to attain the benefits of being seen as "good" while simultaneously expanding the definition of what sort of behavior constitutes appropriate conduct. These village garment workers struggled to reconcile the role thrust upon them as symbols of national progress with the negative public perception of factory workers. Lynch provides the context needed to appreciate the paradoxes that globalization creates while painting a sympathetic portrait of the individuals whose life stories appear in this book."--Publisher's website.
Subject Women clothing workers -- Sri Lanka -- Case studies.
Sexual division of labor -- Sri Lanka -- Case studies.
Sex role in the work environment -- Sri Lanka -- Case studies.
Sex role -- Sri Lanka -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Sri Lanka -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00943547
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Sex role in the work environment. (OCoLC)fst01114655
Sexual division of labor. (OCoLC)fst01114830
Women clothing workers. (OCoLC)fst01177428
Sri Lanka. (OCoLC)fst01208730
Textilarbetare -- arbetsförhållanden -- genusarbetsdelning -- Sri Lanka -- sekelskiftet 2000.
Kvinnliga textilarbetare -- Sri Lanka -- fallstudier.
Könsarbetsdelning -- Sri Lanka -- fallstudier.
Könsroller -- Sri Lanka -- fallstudier.
Globalisering -- sociala aspekter -- Sri Lanka -- fallstudier.
Wirtschaftsethnologie (DE-588)4138756-9
Wirtschaftspolitik (DE-588)4066493-4
Ländlicher Raum (DE-588)4034026-0
Dorfgemeinschaft (DE-588)4131004-4
Textilindustrie (DE-588)4059618-7
Arbeiterin (DE-588)4002587-1
Frauenbild (DE-588)4125057-6
Sozioökonomischer Wandel (DE-588)4318539-3
Soziokultureller Wandel (DE-588)4227561-1
Frauenemanzipation (DE-588)4018218-6
Sri Lanka (DE-588)4009696-8
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Case studies.
Other Form: Online version: Lynch, Caitrin. Juki girls, good girls. Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2007 (OCoLC)651836831
ISBN 9780801445569 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0801445566 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780801473623 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0801473624 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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