In a small, locally owned Trinidadian factory that produces household goods, 80 percent of the line workers are women, almost all black or East Indian. The supervisors are all men, either white or East Indian. This title outlines the development of the state, and addresses exploitation and domination in the labor process.
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A study of ethnicity, gender, and class as integral elements of class structureFrom the Inside Flap:
"With a lively interplay of theory and ethnography, Producing Power reaches the high watermark of Caribbean studies. Anthropologists and social scientists hungry for texts that contextualize ethnicity will find in Yelvington's work the keen insight and sensitivity necessary to document the ways ethnicity, gender, and class are defined and revised in relation to one another as they influence the production process,"
—David Griffith, East Carolina University
"Kevin Yelvington's astute participant observer eyes allow the reader to venture onto the factory floor and listen to workers, particularly women workers, to management, and to the owner. Another valuable aspect is Yelvington's sophisticated, in-depth theoretical discussion of race and class in Trinidad. The richness of this work rests on the interplay of sound ethical fieldwork, and superior theory building. Yelvington carefully interprets factory workers words, insights, philosophical treatises, wit, charm, and everyday lives. Moving from trade union busting efforts to birthday celebrations, the workplace becomes a site of contestation for power and various forms of cultural identity."
—A. Lynn Bolles, Department of Women's Studies University of Maryland
"In this volume, Kevin Yelvington undertakes an ambitious project: to examine class, race, and gender inequalities as facets of the same unitary structure by contrast to earlier approaches that envisioned capitalism and patriarchy as separate systems. The result is a richly textured analysis which succeeds where others have failed.... [H]e reveals the strains between the intentions of workers and those of employers, between resistance and compliance, between pleasure and alienation.... [T]he book provides a model for research and analysis whose implications are far reaching."
—M. Patricia Fernández-Kelly, from the Foreword
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Book Description Temple University Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1566392861
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