This project uses a constructivist gender perspective to argue that the period of liberalisation in Myanmar from 1988 onwards saw the emergence of an export oriented garments industry that was based on the exploitation of a gendered female workforce. It is shown how neoliberal development policies led to the exploitation of a low cost female workforce, as well as to the reenactment of neoliberal gender identities and inequality based on the idea of woman as docile, dexterous, and cheap. Thus, the neoliberal claim is refuted that development along Washington Consensus is emancipatory for the job opportunities it offers women.
|Uddannelser||Global Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||23 maj 2012|
- Washington consensus
- neoliberal development
- gender inequality