Daughters and Generals in the Politics of the Globalized Sneaker

  • Cynthia Enloe
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


All of us who have come together for these discussions are trying to chart the basic dynamics of late twentieth-century globalization: the specific processes, the complexities of those processes, the resistances to those processes.


Korean Woman Woman Worker Militarize State Franchise System Factory Owner 
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    For an elaboration on this argument, see: Cynthia Enloe, ‘Feminists Try on the Post-Cold War Global Sneaker’, in Nancy Hewitt, Jean O’Barr and Nancy Rosebaugh, (eds), Talking Gender (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1996): 176ff.Google Scholar
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    Seung-Kyng Kim, Class Struggle or Family Struggle? The Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    For an elaboration on this phenomenon, see: Indrasari Tjandraningshih, ‘Between Factory and Home: Problems of Women Workers’, in Ballinger and Olsson, (eds), Behind the Swoosh (Uppsala, Sweden: International Coalition for Development Action, 1997): 145–59.Google Scholar
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    On this and related points, see Jeff Ballinger and Claes Ollson (eds), Behind the Swoosh: The Struggle of Indonesians Making Nike Shoes (Uppsala, Sweden, International Coalition for Development Action, 1997).Google Scholar
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    But note Ines Smyth and Mies Grijns, ‘Unjuk Rasa or Conscious Protest? Resistance Strategies of Indonesian Women Workers’, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 29, no. 4, 1997, pp. 13–22.Google Scholar
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