Gender wage work and development in north east Brazil

Selwyn, Benjamin (2010) Gender wage work and development in north east Brazil. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 29 (1). pp. 51-70. ISSN 0261-3050

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The last three decades have witnessed a major expansion of export agriculture in Latin America and the emergence of largely feminised labour forces. Research has illustrated how farms purposefully construct gendered divisions of labour and how women often experience worse pay and conditions than men. However, it is also important to consider how and why gender divisions of labour change. This article does so by examining export grape production in North East Brazil. It locates farms' practices of gendering work within a three-pronged context of rising buyer requirements, changes in labour supply and the influence of rural trade unions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Benjamin Selwyn
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:29
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 08:56
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