Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale
Women in the International Division of Labour
Year Published: 1986
Pages: 256pp ISBN: 0-86232-342-8
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX19705
Maria Mies argues that feminist analysis must not be misled by the ideological and structural divisions between 'Western' and 'Third World' women created by the global system of capitalist patriarchy. Instead, she posits the contradictory relationships created historically between women as "housewives" in the West and as the cheapest and most exploited workers in the Third World.