Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale (Second Edition)
Women in the International Division of Labour

Mies, Maria
Publisher:  Zed Books, London
Year Published:  1999   First Published:  1986
Pages:  272pp   ISBN:  9781856497350
Dewey:  305.4/2
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15947

This now classic book traces the social origins of the sexual division of labor. It gives a history of the related processes of colonization and "housewifization" and extends this analysis to the contemporary new international division of labour and the role that women have to play as the cheapest producers and consumers. This new edition includes a substantial new introduction in which Mies both applies her theory to the new globalized world and answers her critics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
* What is Feminism?
* Social Origins of the Sexual Division of Labour
* Colonization and Housewifization
* Housewifization International: Women and the International Division of Labour
* Violence against Women and the Ongoing Primitive Accumulation of Capital
* National Liberation and Women's Liberation
* Towards a Feminist Perspective of a New Society