Friday, September 26, 2008, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Back to the Future: Mapping Women Workers Across the Global South
Mary Frederickson, Miami University of Ohio
Commentator: Susan Levine, University of Illinois at Chicago
This work grows out of my interest in the history of women in the U.S.South and new questions about capitalist expansion that emerged as I traveled across the Silk Road in 2006. I argue here that women workers in the contemporary Global South live and work within a model of industrial development that materialized in the red brick mills of the “New South” in the early 20th century. As industrialization transforms life around the world in the 21st century, women throughout the Global South are implementing survival strategies shared by earlier generations of workers in the U.S. South.
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Co-sponsored by the History Departments of Northeastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago
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