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Women Workers in Hong Kong, 1960s–1990s:

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0010
Women Workers in Hong Kong, 1960s–1990s:

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This chapter tells the stories of women workers in Hong Kong during the period between the 1960s and the 1990s. These three decades witnessed the growth of a vibrant economy fuelled by rapid industrialization, which peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. It argues that the stories of these women workers illuminate the role played by the invisible yet pervasive patriarchal gender substructure in the capitalistic development in Hong Kong, which, in turn, forms part of the growth of the global capitalist economy.

Keywords: women workers; Hong Kong; industrialization; capitalistic development; capitalist economy

Chapter.  16597 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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