SOSC 3130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Foxconn, Precarious Work, Mantra

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Feminized global production gendered global commodity chains. Global market glued by fta, global finance, supporting global economy. Emptying out american manufactures by walmart: walmart effect . Walmart"s total revenue has grown to encompass a colossal 2% of total. The company has achieved this position through a reliance on extremely low labour costs and a complete dependence on ftas within na, eu, and throughout asia and latin america. Men assigned skilled jobs ; women hired in unskilled jobs : many discriminatory cases against walmart. Gendered work: tnc"s [transnational corporations] use the social construction of gender and its ideology to their economic advantage to feminize [construct division of labour based on] the cheap labour of women. (chow, e. 2003) Nike sneaker: materials = . 18, retail mark-up = . 20, labour = . 66, admin & overhead = . 82, nike profit = . 95. 2014, only 3% of garment made in us: supports trump"s mantra on us job loss due to outsourcing.

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