3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
“Back to the Future: Mapping Women Workers Across the Global South”
Mary Frederickson, Miami University of Ohio
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.
Commentator: Susan Levine, University of Illinois at Chicago