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Girls of the Factory

M. Laetitia Cairoli

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035611
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039206 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035611.001.0001
Girls of the Factory

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In Morocco today, the idea of female laborers is generally frowned upon. Yet despite this, many women are beginning to find work in factories. The author of this book spent a year in the ancient city of Fes; this book tells the story of what life is like there for working women. Forced to find a factory job herself so that she could speak more intimately with working women, she was able to learn firsthand why they work, what working means to them, and how important earning a wage is to their sense of self. This book conveys a general sense of the working life of women in Morocco by describing daily life inside a Moroccan sewing factory. It also reveals the additional work they face inside their homes. More than an ethnography, this volume shows what life is like for a new generation of young women just entering the workforce.

Keywords: Morocco; female laborers; factories; Fes; wage; self; daily life; homes; ethnography; new generation; young women; workforce

Book.  280 pages. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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Finding the Workers in Girls of the Factory

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Gaining Entrée in Girls of the Factory

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Final Days in Girls of the Factory

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Introductions in Girls of the Factory

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Taking Leave in Girls of the Factory

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