Neocolonization, dependency, political control, relations still remain the same despite there is no political rule.
Global Assembly Line
Outsourcing due to improved communication Mostly women workers New infrastructure to house practically any industrial operation Low wages/costs through repression (structural violence)
Enloe and why women were so attractive for factory production work
cheap non unionized labor -to make a profit, must search for the cheapest labor (women) 156 -women?s labor is the easiest to cheapen 159 -feminization of work at home, turning into ?women?s work? that rationalized it and cheapened it 160 -Garment companies has drawn on various patriarchal assumptions to help them keep wages and benefits low in their factories. First, they have defined sewing as something that girls and women do ?naturally? or ?traditionally?. An operation someone does ?naturally? is not a skill and can be paid less for and is used to deflate women garment workers? actual skills 162 -Managers justify paying women less by imagining that women are merely secondary wage earners in their families. 162 -Made cheap by preventing women from organizing166 -Women are seen as mothers, part time workers, and unskilled workers
What gender and racial ideologies are used to discount the skills of women workers and make women?s labor cheap in specific contexts?
other ideologies are those that cheapen labor ( and considered it unskilled according to gender and race)
ofor example, black, Latina, and rural white women became America?s secret weapon against foreign goods. Many of the workers are women of color and immigrant women 154
olook to black and Asian women (immigrants) many of whom were recent arrivals and thus vulnerable to isolation in seasonal employment at low pay with minimum benefits and maximum health hazards. 153
ofeminized pattern of racial inequality interwoven with ideas about motherhood and female respectability helped garment companies who felt threatened by the restructured world economy. 154
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