Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781780324517 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
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Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy

Beyond the Weapons of the Weak

Edited by Naila Kabeer, Ratna Sudarshan, and Kirsty Milward

Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy

Edited by Naila Kabeer, Ratna Sudarshan, and Kirsty Milward

Distributed for Zed Books

312 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781780324517 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780324524 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction. Beyond the Weapons of the Weak: Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy
Naila Kabeer, Kirsty Milward and Ratna Sudarshan

1. Women and Rural Trade Unions in North-East Brazil
Ben Selwyn

2. Understanding the Dynamics of an NGO/MBO Partnership: Organizing and Working With Farm Women in South Africa
Colette Solomon

3. Organizing for Life and Livelihoods in the Mountains of Uttarakhand: the Experience of Uttarakhand Mahila Parishad
Anuradha Pande

4. Negotiating Patriarchies: Women Fisheries Workers Build SNEHA in Tamil Nadu
Jesu Rethinam

5. 'If You Don't See a Light in the Darkness, You Must Light a Fire': Brazilian Domestic Workers' Struggle for Rights
Andrea Cornwall with Creuze Oliveira and Terezinha Gonçalves

6. The Challenge of Organizing Domestic Workers in Bangalore: Caste, Gender and Employer-Employee Relations in the Informal Economy
Geeta Menon

7. Power at the Bottom of the Heap: Organizing Waste Pickers in Pune
Lakshmi Narayan and Poornima Chikarmane

8. Sex, Work and Citizenship: the VAMP Sex Workers' Collective in Maharashtra
Meena Seshu

9. Gender, Ethnicity and the Illegal 'Other': Women from Burma Organizing Women Across Borders
Jackie Pollock

Endnote. Looking back on Four Decades of Organizing: the Experience of SEWA
Ela Bhatt
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