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Title:Multiple Identities, Multiple Strategies: Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy
Authors:Chhachhi, AmritaISNI
Pittin, RenéeISNI
Series:Working papers, General series (ISSN 0921-0210)
City of publisher:The Hague
Publisher:Institute of Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:industrial workers
women workers
Labor and Employment
Sex Roles
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1765/18893
Abstract:This paper is based on reflections arising from research on women factory workers in India (Chhachhi) and Nigeria (Pittin). In spite of variations in research objectives, there were certain common themes concerning the ways in which women were perceived and their self-perception as workers and as women, the possibilities of and the limits to organizing, the differences between the needs and demands of female and male workers, and the differences among women workers themselves. The first section of the paper explores these issues on the basis of two case studies of women factory workers in electronics and electrical equipment factories in Delhi (1987) and in Zaria (1982-1983, 1985). In the next section the authors discuss the theoretical implications of the relationship between identity, consciousness and strategies for organizing. The final section looks at existing struggles from this particular perspective.