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© 1999

Women and Agribusiness

Working Miracles in the Chilean Fruit Export Sector

Book

Part of the Women’s Studies at York Series book series (WSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 1-12
  3. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 13-35
  4. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 36-61
  5. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 62-85
  6. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 86-108
  7. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 109-133
  8. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 134-166
  9. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 167-184
  10. Stephanie Barrientos, Anna Bee, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel
    Pages 185-204
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 205-231

About this book

Introduction

Fresh fruit exported from Chile has become commonplace in our supermarkets during the winter months. Women form a large part of the seasonal labour force in this branch of Chilean agribusiness. This book provides an in-depth examination of the 'fruit explosion' in Chile, and the implications for rural women of working in agribusiness. It examines state policies to support seasonal workers, and asks whether supermarket codes of conduct will benefit these workers in the context of a global economy.

Keywords

Chile democracy economy employment gender Policy transformation women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HertfordshireUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.University of PortsmouthUK
  4. 4.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

About the authors

STEPHANIE BARRIENTOS is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Development at the University of Hertfordshire. She has carried out research on Chilean agribusiness, gender and development for a number of years, and has published articles and papers on the subject. She is co-editor, with Haleh Afshar of Women, Globalization and Fragmentation in the Developing World, Macmillan (forthcoming). Her current research is on gender, horticulture and ethical trade in South Africa.

ANNA BEE is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leicester. Her main area of research has been in Latin America, and she has focused on agricultural production systems, social relations and gender. She undertook her PhD in this area, and has published papers and articles on the subject. Her current research is on a project examining land tenure and agricultural land in Bolivian National Forests.

ANN MATEAR is a Lecturer in Iberian and Latin American politics at the University of Portsmouth. She completed her PhD and has published a number of journal articles on gender, politics and the state in Chile. She is currently working on the changing relationship between Iberia and Latin America.

ISABEL VOGEL is currently employed as a Research Administrator at Birkbeck College, University of London. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool on women and employment in Chile. She has published various articles and papers on the subject. Her current research extends her work on gender and agribusiness in Chile.

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