Dialectical Anthropology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 171–177 | Cite as

Gender and global labour. Reflections on reading Donna L Chollett’s “renegotiating gender and class in the berry fields of Michaocan, Mexico”

  • Samanthi J. Gunawardana


In this response article, the author contextualizes transitions in gender and class relations in Mexico’s berry fields as outlined in Donna L. Chollet article, “Renegotiating gender and class in the berry fields of Michaocan, Mexico,” by examining global trends. While women have both lost and gained from their insertion in global commodity chains, global commodity chains have also opened space for the creation of new identities and broadened the scope of confrontation. Questions are raised about the continuities of class struggle, organization and militancy in the berry fields today, as well as how contemporary capitalism has influenced the relationship between race, gender and class.


Gender Globalization Global commodity chains Agriculture Export processing zone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Employment Relations and Human ResourcesGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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