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Author Yelvington, Kevin A., 1960-

Title Producing power : ethnicity, gender, and class in a Caribbean workplace / Kevin A. Yelvington
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995


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Description xv, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / M. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly -- 1. Ethnicity, Gender, Class, and the Politics of Power -- 2. Locating the Ethnography in History, Economy, and Society -- 3. The Site of Production: A Trinidadian Factory -- 4. Ethnicity at Work -- 5. Gender at Work -- 6. Class at Work -- Appendix: The EUL Supervisors and Line Workers
Summary "Highly detailed and well-argued study focuses on mostly women workers in a Trinidadian factory. Utilizes approach which author claims unites history, culture, structure, and agency. In fact, coherent and theoretically sophisticated analytical framework provides context for the ethnographically rich, multi-dimensional narratives of women workers 'who endure oppression while at the same time reclaiming their dignity.' Core argument is that the production process 'becomes a site where the meanings of ethnicity, class, and gender are constructed, contested, and consented to.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index
Subject Ethnicity -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Power (Social sciences) -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Women -- Employment -- Trinidad and Tobago.
Working class -- Trinidad and Tobago.
LC no. 94034679
ISBN 1566392853 (alk. paper)
1566392861 (paperback: alk. paper)