SOSC 3130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Global Apartheid, Nanny, Outsourcing

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Restructure of course outline: gender precarious deleted, changed order of topics. Final exam friday april 5 (7pm) (tentative date) Outsourcing to manufacture goods: technology, food, and garment. Chain metaphor: how it is dispersed geographically across the globe, construction of international labour. Last part of the chain is the household: producing the value chain at home, household subsidizes. No production system operates without a reproductive system truong, cited in w. dunaway gendered commodity chains p. 5: capitalist society requires reproductive labour, socialize in household, cared for, recovering. The post colonial world may be interpreted in terms of global apartheid" in which low-wage jobs and low standards of living are assigned to people outside. Nyt, tor star weekend supplement, dec 30-31, 2017, p. 6) Low wage social jobs (e. g. tim horton"s, coffee shops, etc. : reproductive labour traditionally performed by wives is commodified, serving class, specialized cleaning, dog walkers, special cleaning services for homes, catering, boutique foods, restructured global economy.

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