A discussion on how globalization perpetuates the exploitation of colonialism, with women as the most vulnerable.
# 145656 | 2,326 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Nov 21, 2010 in Sociology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General) , Economics (Globalization) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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The paper considers Devi's "Imaginary Maps" and Tagore's "The Home and the World", to illustrate how the experience of women under the conditions of colonialism is the very same under the contemporary circumstances of globalization. The paper explains how globalization allows multinational corporations to easily afford to outsource manufacturing operations, and describes how this causes the third world countries to be exploited, with the women who have to work who are the most harmed. The paper clearly shows how the creation of these globally-scaled economic circumstances is similar to colonialism, where exploitation is viewed as profitability.
From the Paper:"One of the inevitable consequences of a globalizing production market is its inevitable tilting of the economic scales even further in favor of larger retail operations at the direct expense of smaller ones. Independent businesses have struggled to compete with those multinational corporations that can so easily afford to outsource manufacturing operations to smaller markets where premium prices are more accessible. The consequence is a market created almost exclusively for competition between our largest firms, with one byproduct of this being an exploitation of the seemingly bottomless well of nations volunteering labor-based production operations at low, low costs."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Collins, J.L. (2003). Threads: Gender, Labor, and Power in the Global Apparel Industry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Devi, M. (1995). Imaginary Maps. Routledge.
- Tagore, R. (1957). The Home and the World. Forgotten Books.
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