Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy

Women Organizing in the Process of Industrialization

  • Amrita Chhachhi
  • Renée Pittin

Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Amrita Chhachhi, Renée Pittin
      Pages 1-32
  3. Reconceptualising Industrialisation and Organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-34
    2. Amrita Chhachhi, Renée Pittin
      Pages 93-130
  4. Strengthening and Broadening the Base: Trade Unions and New Organisational Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-134
    2. Farhat Parveen, Karamat Ali
      Pages 135-150
    3. Jurgette A. Honculada
      Pages 164-182
    4. Loh Cheng-Kooi
      Pages 244-255
    5. Linda Shaw
      Pages 256-267
  5. Work is Where You Find It: Organising from Home and Community

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 360-369

About this book


Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy brings together documentation of women's struggles in the process of industrialisation, within and outside traditional workers' organizations. With contributions from researchers and activists particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the volume gives a broad display of both the constraints, and the ingenuity and determination with which women workers strive to improve their situation. Through both theory and rich empirical detail, the volume demonstrates the integral linkages between the home, workplace, and the state and international arenas, and between activists and academe in response to technological and industrial restructuring.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Amrita Chhachhi
    • 1
  • Renée Pittin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueNetherlands
  2. 2.Women and Davelopment ProgrammeInstitute of Social StudiesThe HagueNetherlands

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