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Unheard Voices

Women, Work and Political Economy of Global Production

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  • Provides real life examples of female workers experiences to give a nuanced understanding of their lives and wellbeing
  • Details the theoretical landscape of globalization along with empirical data from the grass root level to show how globalization is practically experienced by individuals and communities
  • Maps the global supply chain to highlight the impact of policies in various cultural contexts on global flows

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This book explores the restructuring of the labour market and the opportunities that have resulted from economic globalization. The historical, political, geographical, and social relationships that female workers have had within the production process and the politics of work are examined to provide an understanding of the positioning of women within the global production system and the international division of employment.

Unheard Voices: Women, Work and Political Economy of Global Production aims to give the reader an understanding of new workplace arrangements and the changing gendered patterns of work. The book is relevant to those interested in labour economics, the political economy, and gender studies.


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“The authors have written a must-read book for anyone interested in what they call the “unheard voices” of the global economy. It is a fascinating book that deals with a neglected perspective on the political economy of global production. Deep, exciting, and refreshingly realistic.”— Panayotis G. Michaelides, Professor of Political Economy, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

“Farah Naz and Dieter Bögenhold provide a provocative and very timely critique of a world of work long hidden in plain sight. Unheard Voices: Women, Work and Political Economy of Global Production is impressive in its depth of breadth and scope. The confronting nature of the issues raised will promote both deep thought and a desire for action.”
— Tui McKeown, Professor at Monash University, Australia

“The book by Farah Naz and Dieter Bögenhold is a wonderful book, which puts together differenttopics to create a unique synthesis of perspectives on globalization, female work and inequality.”
— Peter Lund-Thomsen, Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

    Farah Naz

  • Faculty of Economics, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria

    Dieter Bögenhold

About the authors

Farah Naz is Assistant Professor at the University of Sargodha, Pakistan. Some recurring themes in her research are industrial relations, gender, labour market, CSR and globalization. 

Dieter Bögenhold is Professor at the Faculty of Management and Economics at Alpen-Adria-University at Klagenfurt, Austria. His research focuses primarily on the history of economic thought, consumption and economic sociology, globalization, social stratification and inequality and entrepreneurship research.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Unheard Voices

  • Book Subtitle: Women, Work and Political Economy of Global Production

  • Authors: Farah Naz, Dieter Bögenhold

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54362-4Published: 25 September 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54365-5Published: 27 September 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-54363-1Published: 24 September 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 197

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Labor Economics, Political Economy/Economic Systems, Gender Studies

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