A comparison of Australian and Indian women garment and ootwear homeworkers

Delaney, A 2017, 'A comparison of Australian and Indian women garment and ootwear homeworkers' in David Peetz, Georgina Murray (ed.) Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 193-210.


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Title A comparison of Australian and Indian women garment and ootwear homeworkers
Author(s) Delaney, A
Year 2017
Title of book Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication New York, United States
Editor(s) David Peetz, Georgina Murray
Start page 193
End page 210
Subjects Industrial Relations
Summary This chapter compares situationally different types of homework in the garment and footwear sectors in Australia and India. Informal homework exists in highly female-dominated workforces that experience regulation distance. The conceptual tool of invisibilization is used to analyze the work of homeworkers in national and global supply chains and identify the processes that contribute to homeworkers' work being represented as non-work performed by nonworkers. Though the Indian and Australian homeworkers differ with respect to regulation and recognition in the supply chain, both experience degrees of invisibilization. Invisibilization and homework connect the sociopolitical influences that accentuate gender inequalities through the devaluation of work, lack of collectivity, lack of social and legal protections, and lack of access to protections.
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Keyword(s) homework
invisibilisation
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