'Global Woman' Book Review by Peter Pen

'Global Woman'
This paper discusses the book "Global Woman" by B. Ehrenreich & A. Hochschild.
# 103310 | 1,104 words | 1 source | APA | 2008
Published on May 02, 2008 in Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Women Studies (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses that 'Global Woman' is an eye opening documentation of globalization and its effects on women's lives around the globe. The writer maintains that the horrors detailed in this book are downright disgusting and outrageous at the same time. The writer notes that the book emphasizes that the traditional role of women has been globalized and this is very concerning to the authors and all those opposed to inequality. This book details how this mindset over decades/centuries is sadly still in place even after the American Civil Rights Movement through the 1950s and 1960s. The writer concludes with the feeling that the book gives a vivid description of the effects of globalization on women and the appalling atrocities these women face and live with is a testament to what women are actually capable of despite traditional viewpoints.

From the Paper:

"It seems as though it's just a way of life although it should be frowned upon and discouraged. Throughout the book there are stories of women from third world countries who need to provide for their families by taking maid/nanny positions far from their country/local area. These women are expected to work extremely long hours, usually in bad conditions, with little food, and very low pay if any. Most of these conditions are fostered by the mindset of the employers who feel that the jobs the employee is completing are "only" women's jobs. On top of that the employer realizes that these women are fairly desperate for money and feel they can be easily taken advantage of because they are immigrants. Another problem for these women is a language barrier between them and their employers. The language barrier exists because the women are foreigners, usually to other countries and know little to none of the native language where they are working."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • - Ehrenreich, B., & Hochschild, A. (2002). Global Woman.New York: Henry Holt and Company.

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